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About the Fair Work Ombudsman

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is an independent agency created by the Fair Work Act 2009 on 1 July 2009. Our main role is to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations.

Each year the FWO runs proactive campaigns to assist employers and employees understand their rights and obligations under Commonwealth workplace relations laws.

These campaigns can focus on particular industries, regions and/or labour market issues and are conducted on a national and state level.

This report covers the background, method and findings of the National Health Care and Social Assistance Campaign 2015. For further information please contact the media team at

If you would like further information about the Fair Work Ombudsman’s campaigns please contact Nicky Chaffer, Executive Director – Proactive Compliance and Education at