| FWCFB 6408|
|FAIR WORK COMMISSION|
Fair Work Act 2009
s.157—variation of modern award
Expense-related allowances 2020
PASTORAL AWARD 2020
JUSTICE ROSS, PRESIDENT
MELBOURNE, 30 NOVEMBER 2020
Expense-related allowances – Pastoral Award 2020.
 On 20 November 2020, the Commission received correspondence 1 from the National Farmers Federation raising an issue about the recent adjustment of allowances in the Pastoral Award 2020. The background to this matter is set out in a Statement we issued on 18 November 2020 (November Statement).2
 In the November Statement, we expressed a provisional view that certain expense-related allowances in the Pastoral Award 2020 be adjusted based on the September quarter 2020 CPI data consistent with the position taken, with some limited exceptions, in the other Group 2 awards. A draft variation determination was included as an Attachment B to the November Statement.
 Interested parties were invited to comment on our provisional view and on the draft determination by no later than 4pm on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. We stated that if no submissions were received opposing our provisional view, we would issue a final variation determination in the terms set out in the November Statement and the draft determination. No submissions or comments have been received.
 We confirm our provisional view as set out in the November Statement. We will make the proposed adjustments to particular stand-alone allowances published in the expense-related determination 3 of June 2020 as set out in the draft determination. The rates will be revised and will have a date of operation from the first pay period from 30 November 2020. No variation will be made to the wage-related determination issued in June 2020.4
 A variation determination will be published with this decision.
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1 National Farmers Federation, correspondence, 20 November 2020
2  FWCFB 6122