Archived submissions

A review of the FWO's activities from 2006-2012

In July 2014 the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law released their report ‘The Transformation of Enforcement of Minimum Employment Standards in Australia: A Review of the FWO’s activities from 2006 – 2012’.

The report covers the changes to our role of monitoring and enforcing compliance with Australian workplace relations laws. It analyses how we have responded to funding constraints by becoming more strategic and sophisticated in our enforcement activities.

Download a copy of the research report:

Download our full response to the research report:

Read our media release outlining our response.

2014 modern award review

The Fair Work Commission (the Commission) are currently conducting a review of all modern awards. As part of their review, the Commission asked interested parties to make submissions about how the review should be conducted and any changes to awards they think should be made.

Our submission covered 2 areas:

  • how base pay rates, penalties and overtime are communicated in awards
  • identifying inconsistencies between awards and the National Employment Standards.

Access our submission from the Commission's website (PDF) external-icon.png .