Fair Work Commission amends agreement rules

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Fair Work Commission amends agreement rules

The Fair Work Commission has registered the Fair Work Commission Amendment (Greenfields Agreements and Other Measures) Rule 2016.

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The Fair Work Commission has registered the Fair Work Commission Amendment (Greenfields Agreements and Other Measures) Rule 2016 and published related approved forms.

The amendments to the rules are effective from 12 August 2016.

The amendments have been made following the introduction of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 which provides for a new type of greenfields agreement to be made under s182(4) of the Fair Work Act 2009.

The amended rules facilitate the approval of:
  • the change of title for the following forms:
    • the amended Form F16 – Application for approval of an enterprise agreement (other than a greenfields agreement)
    • the amended Form F17 – Employer's statutory declaration in support of an application for approval of an enterprise agreement (other than a greenfields agreement)
    • the amended Form F18 – Statutory declaration of employee organisation in relation to an application for approval of an enterprise agreement (other than a greenfields agreement)
    • the amended Form F18A – Statutory declaration of employee representative in relation to application for approval of an enterprise agreement (other than a greenfields agreement)
    • the amended Form F19 – Application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(3) of the Act
    • the amended Form F20 – Employer's statutory declaration in support of application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(3) of the Act
    • the amended Form F21 – Statutory declaration of an employee organisation in relation to an application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(3) of the Act
  • the introduction of the following forms:
    • the new Form F21A – Application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(4) of the Act
    • the new Form F21B – Employer's statutory declaration in support of application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(4) of the Act, and
    • the new Form F21C – Statutory declaration of an employee organisation in relation to an application for approval of a greenfields agreement made under subsection 182(4) of the Act.
The amended rules also:
  • allow commission staff to accept discontinuations of applications under the amended rule 10, and
  • provide directions for the service and lodgment of a number of new forms.
The Fair Work Commission Rules 2013 compilation incorporating the amended rules will be available on the Federal Register of Legislation website shortly.
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