Each financial year the Commission reviews and sets minimum wages. These are the submissions for the Annual Wage Review 2018-19.
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Making a submission
Submissions to the Annual Wage Review 2018–19 are invited from interested parties including individuals, organisations and academics.
The closing date for lodging written submissions is 5 pm (AEDST) 15 March 2019.
Alternatively, written submissions may be faxed to 03 9655 0401, or mailed to:
Fair Work Commission
Annual Wage Review 2018–19
GPO Box 1994
Melbourne VIC 3001
Submissions lodged by fax or mail should also include the initial submission cover sheet (Word).
Submissions in reply, supplementary submission relating to matters arising from the Budget & submissions relating to data published after 15 March 2019
Under the Fair Work Act 2009, the Commission must ensure that all persons and bodies have a reasonable opportunity to provide comment on submissions. Submissions in reply are invited from interested parties including individuals, organisations and academics.
As noted in the Statement of 11 December 2018, the 2019–20 Commonwealth Budget will be handed down on Tuesday, 2 April 2019. Written supplementary submissions relating to matters relevant to the Budget are also invited.
The closing date for lodging written submissions in reply, supplementary submissions relating to matters arising from the Budget and any other submissions relating to data published after 15 March 2019 is 5 pm (AEST) 12 April 2019.
Submissions in reply, supplementary submissions relating to matters arising from the Budget and submissions related to data published after 15 March 2019 should include the reply and any other data cover sheet (Word) and may be lodged in the same way as submissions outlined above.
Publication of submissions
The Commission, under s.289 of the Fair Work Act 2009, is required to publish all submissions made to Annual Wage Reviews.
However, if a submission made by a person or body includes information that is claimed to be confidential or commercially sensitive, and the Fair Work Commission is satisfied that the information is confidential or commercially sensitive, the Commission:
(a) may decide not to publish the information, and
(b) may instead publish:
(i) a summary of the information which contains sufficient detail to allow a reasonable understanding of the substance of the information (without disclosing anything that is confidential or commercially sensitive), or
(ii) if the Commission considers that it is not practicable to prepare a summary that would comply with subparagraph (i)—a statement that confidential or commercially sensitive information in the submission has not been published.
If you have questions about making a submission to the Annual Wage Review 2018–19, email email@example.com