Exhibitions

Logo: The history of the Australian minimum wage
2016
On 1 March 2016 the Fair Work Commission, in conjunction with the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, launched an exhibition called The history of the Australian minimum wage. The exhibition was accompanied by a paper called The history of the Australian minimum wage (PDF) which brings ...
2012
Treasures of the Archives marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Sir Richard Kirby Archives, a historic repository dedicated to preserving the history of Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal.The exhibition highlights 10 ‘treasures’ of significance in the ...
2007 to 2008
Opened at the International Industrial Dispute Resolution Conference on 3 October 2007, the exhibition was on display between Oct 2007 and May 2008, initially in Melbourne and later in Sydney.The exhibition provides a brief overview of many of the key developments in ...
2007
The exhibition is currently divided over two locations: 80 William Street, East Sydney and 11 Exhibition Street, MelbourneIn 2004–05 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission celebrated its centenary as Australia’s national industrial tribunal. Several events were held to mark the ...
2004 to 2007
The exhibition deals with the development of conciliation and arbitration over the 100 years since the establishment of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration in 1904. It features a detailed timeline with information including appointments to the tribunal, summaries of significant ...
2003 to 2004
The exhibition celebrates links between the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the High Court. It explores 10 significant industrial cases and the nine individuals who have served with both institutions. It was staged to coincide with the centenary of the High Court of Australia.The ...
2003 to 2013
The exhibition featured past and present women members of the Commission and key cases affecting women workers including the 1969 and 1972 Equal Pay cases, the 1974 Maternity Leave Case and the subsequent Paternity, Family, Carers and Adoption Leave cases. An oral history interview with two former ...
2002 to 2003
The archives was officially opened on 25 October 2002 by The Hon Professor Joseph Isaac AO, a former Deputy President of the Commission. The opening exhibition included portraits of past presidents, a feature on Sir Richard Kirby and other photographs and documents from the archives.Download:...