See Fair Work Act ss.431–434
The Federal Minister for Industrial Relations may make a declaration, in writing, terminating protected industrial action for a proposed enterprise agreement if the Minister is satisfied that:
- the industrial action is being engaged in, or is threatened, impending or probable, and
- the industrial action is threatening, or would threaten:
- to endanger the life, the personal safety or health, or the welfare, of the population or a part of it, or
- to cause significant damage to the Australian economy or an important part of it.
A Ministerial declaration terminating protected industrial action for a proposed enterprise agreement:
- comes into operation on the day that it is made, and
- is not a legislative instrument.