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President's statement about the Secure Jobs Better Pay Act issued

08 Dec 2022

On 6 December 2022 the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Act 2022 received Royal Assent.

The Secure Jobs Better Pay Act amends the following Acts:

  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
  • Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

The amendments made by the Secure Jobs Better Pay Act will have a significant impact on the work of the Commission, including changes to existing functions and conferring new functions on the Commission.

The amendments will commence in stages over a 12 month period.

Acting President Hatcher has issued a statement setting out a brief overview of the relevant amendments and outlining the approach we intend to take concerning consultation and engagement throughout the implementation process.

We are committed to implementing the amendments in an open and transparent way and with the needs of our users in mind. We encourage active involvement from all interested parties.