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Workplace delegates’ rights and general protections: new fact sheet published

14 Mar 2024

We have published a plain language fact sheet on some recent changes to the general protections under the Fair Work Act 2009.

General protections changes: workplace delegates’ rights

There are new protections for workplace delegates when they are carrying out that role.

A workplace delegate is a person appointed or elected by a union to be a delegate or representative for union members working in a particular enterprise. They have the right to represent the industrial interests of members and potential members.

These laws cover most employees and businesses in Australia.

Download: Changes to general protections: Workplace delegates’ rights (pdf)

Find out more

Visit our website to learn more about the general protections including who the general protections laws cover.

Find out about other upcoming changes on our Closing Loopholes Acts – what’s changing page.


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