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Modern Awards Review 2023-24: Discussion paper on work and care released

29 Jan 2024

We have released a discussion paper on work and care as part of the Modern Awards Review 2023-24.

The paper has been prepared by our staff to help guide the consultation process and promote a discussion on balancing work and care in the context of workplace relations settings in modern awards.

The release of this paper was previously announced in Justice Hatcher’s 4 October 2023 statement. The paper is published in accordance with the timetable for the Modern Awards Review 2023-24.

Deputy President O’Neill has also issued a statement setting out the proposed programming of the consultation process. The statement also provides an update on the forthcoming survey and research report that was foreshadowed in Justice Hatcher’s 24 November 2023 statement.

Interested parties are invited to make submissions in response to the discussion paper and comment on the conduct of the consultation process by 12 noon (AEDT) on Tuesday, 12 March 2024.

A mention and directions hearing to finalise arrangements for the consultation process will be held at 10am (AEDT) on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

We have prepared a submission template (docx) for interested parties to use when making submissions to the review. Submissions should be emailed to



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