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|FAIR WORK COMMISSION|
Fair Work Act 2009
s.156–4 yearly review of modern awards
Family Friendly Work Arrangements
JUSTICE ROSS, PRESIDENT
MELBOURNE, 12 JANUARY 2018
4 yearly review of modern awards – family friendly working arrangements – background papers
 In conjunction with this Statement the Commission is publishing three background papers as part of the Family Friendly work arrangements proceedings:
• Background Paper 1: identifies the uncontested and contested issues in the proceedings and seeks to summarise the parties’ submissions;
• Background Paper 2: outlines the statutory provisions in respect of flexible working arrangements in OECD countries; and
• Background Paper 3: outlines the UK system concerning flexible working arrangements.
 Interested parties may make written submissions in respect of the background papers. Such submissions are to be filed by no later than 4pm on Friday 2 February 2018. Any submissions in reply are to be filed by no later than 4pm on Friday 9 February 2018. All submissions are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Submissions in respect of Background Paper 1 should address the following issues:
(i) the draft summary of the Commission’s approach to the review (see Attachment C to Background Paper 1);
(ii) the accuracy of the summaries of the parties’ submissions on jurisdiction and merit (see sections 2.2 and 2.3);
(iii) the list of witnesses (see Attachment D) and the references to the parties’ submissions on the evidence (see paragraph ); and
(iv) any other corrections or additions to the Background Document.
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