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AustLII

AustLII provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials and offers primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals) and secondary legal materials (journals, reports and publications). Austlii also maintains a Workplace Relations Law Library (including cases from the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales)

www.austlii.edu.au

Courts and Tribunals – New South Wales

Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales and Industrial Court of New South Wales

The home page of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales and the Industrial Court of New South Wales provides information in relation to commencing proceedings in the jurisdiction as well as providing access to recent decisions and judgments of Judges and Commissioners, and an alphabetical linked index of all NSW Enterprise Agreements/Awards and Contract determinations.

Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

The home page of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (‘the Supreme Court’) provides information in relation to commencing proceedings in the Supreme Court as well as providing access to recent decisions from Judges.

Supreme Court of New South Wales

New South Wales Chief Industrial Magistrates Court

This website directs users to one of the Austlii (see above) pages, which provides selected decisions of the New South Wales Chief Industrial Magistrates Court from 1999.

New South Wales Chief Industrial Magistrates Court

Courts and Tribunals – Commonwealth/Federal

Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission (formerly “Fair Work Australia”) is the independent national workplace relations tribunal which replaced the Australian Industrial Relations Commission from 1 January 2010. The Fair Work Commission carries out a range of functions relating to: minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, and termination of employment.

Fair Work Commission

Federal Court of Australia

The jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia includes family law and child support, administrative law, bankruptcy, human rights, unlawful discrimination, consumer protection law, privacy law, migration, copyright and industrial law. The court shares those jurisdictions with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. Some work in those jurisdictions continues to be done in state courts also. The objective of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia is to provide a simpler and more accessible alternative to litigation in the superior courts and to relieve the workload of those courts. The Federal Court of Australia now has jurisdiction to hear claims brought under the Fair Work Act 1999 (Cth) alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection, unlawful termination of employment and, discrimination.

Federal Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court includes family law and child support, administrative law, bankruptcy, unlawful discrimination, consumer protection law, privacy law, migration and copyright. The court shares those jurisdictions with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. Some work in those jurisdictions continues to be done in state courts also. The objective of the Federal Circuit Court is to provide a simpler and more accessible alternative to litigation in the superior courts and to relieve the workload of those courts. The Federal Circuit Court now has a Fair Work Division which deals with small claims in relation to breaches of the National Employment Standards, Modern Awards, enterprise agreements, workplace determinations, national minimum wage orders, equal remuneration orders or safety net contractual entitlements.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

 

Other Related Sites

New South Wales Department of Commerce, Office of Industrial Relations

This website allows the public to access all information related to the New South Wales Government Department of Commerce’s Office of Industrial Relations, the government agency “whose role is to make doing business in NSW simple, accessible and fair for employees, consumers and industry while providing best value for government.”

New South Wales Department of Commerce, Office of Industrial Relations

The Law Society of New South Wales

The Law Society of New South Wales is the professional association primarily responsible for governing the practice of law in New South Wales, and to ensure that the profession’s integrity is preserved.

Law Society of New South Wales

WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

WorkCover NSW is a statutory authority within the Minister for Commerce's portfolio. Its primary objective is to work in partnership with the NSW community to achieve safe workplaces, effective return to work and security for injured workers.

WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission (formerly the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission) is a national independent statutory government body, which is responsible for inquiring into alleged infringements under five anti-discrimination laws - the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Age Discrimination Act 2004 as well as inquiring into alleged infringements of human rights under the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales

The Anti-Discrimination Board was set up under the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to administer that Act. It provides an enquiry service for people who want to know about their rights or responsibilities under anti-discrimination law and also accepts complaints of discrimination, investigate complaints and conciliate complaints when appropriate.

Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales

The Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent agency established to monitor Federal workplaces and ensure compliance with Federal workplace relations laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman replaced the former Workplace Ombudsman and the Workplace Authority. The Fair Work Ombudsman may investigate complaints made by employees and employers regarding breaches of workplace laws, awards and, agreements  and, where appropriate commence proceedings regarding those breaches. The Fair Work Ombudsman’s website also provides information on the national workplace relations system and provides specific information to employees, employers and contractors regarding workplace rights and rules.

Fair Work Ombudsman

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