Fair Work legislation receives assent

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Fair Work legislation receives assent

The Fair Work legislation relating to amendments flowing from the review of the legislation has received assent and will commence at various times as specified in the legislation.

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The Fair Work legislation relating to amendments flowing from the review of the legislation has received assent and will commence at various times as specified in the legislation.

The Fair Work Amendment Act No. 174 of 2012 received assent on 4 December 2012. 

Section 2 of the legislation should be checked to find the commencement dates for the various amendments. Some changes (eg unfair dismissal) require a not yet known proclamation date.

Transfer of business . . .
 
Also receiving assent on 4 December 2012 was the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Act No. 175 of 2012. This legislation commenced on assent.

Super legislation
 
Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Act No 171 of 2012 received assent on 3 December 2012. The critical date for commencement of key provisions is 1 July 2013.
 
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