Fair Work ‘machinery’ in effect from 26 May

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Fair Work ‘machinery’ in effect from 26 May

Some parts of new Fair Work legislation will take effect next week. Major substantive changes of the new IR laws begin on 1 July, with the provisions that establish the institutional/machinery framework for the new system taking effect from 26 May in order to facilitate the operation of the new legislation.

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Some parts of new Fair Work legislation will take effect next week. Major substantive changes of the new IR laws begin on 1 July, with the provisions that establish the institutional/machinery framework for the new system taking effect from 26 May in order to facilitate the operation of the new legislation.
 
Sections 3 to 40 of the Act (which covers the objects, definitions and application provisions) commence from 26 May, as does Chapter 5 on Administration (ss573 to 718) — establishing the institutional framework for the new workplace relations system; and the Schedule 1 transitional provisions (appointing the current President of the AIRC as the first President of Fair Work Australia).
 
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