Queensland legislation protecting workers' conditions now law

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Queensland legislation protecting workers' conditions now law

Queensland legislation to protect wages and conditions from being undermined by the Howard Government’s planned IR changes is now a statute.

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Queensland legislation to protect wages and conditions from being undermined by the Howard Government’s planned IR changes is now a statute.

The Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2005 - Act No. 36 of 2005 - received assent on 18 August 2005 and it commences on 1 September 2005.

A summary of the legislation is here.

It deals with a number of important issues, eg minimum wage, working time, annual leave loading, jury leave, minimum notice periods, redundancy payments, no-disadvantage test, and more.

Further Information

Full text of legislation

Full text of the legislation can be read here.

Explanatory memorandum

The link to the Explanatory Memorandum when the Bill was introduced is here.

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