Fair Work Act


The Fair Work Act 2009 became effective from 1 July 2009 when it

replaced the WorkChoices Legislation.

The Act fullfills some of the Rudd Labor Governments’s 2007 election

promises for a fairer industrial relations system for all workers.

While the Act’s changes are promising, we believe there is still a way

to go to make the power balance in Australian workplaces more even. 

We won’t give up the fight until all your rights are enacted into law.


Further Information

Click here to see brief information regarding Fair Work 

Click here to read our comprehensive Fair Work Guide


Government summaries of the Fair Work Act

The Commonwealth Government has prepared detailed summaries of the Fair Work Act and its new collective bargaining system.

Click here to read the Government's Overview of the Fair Work Act

Click here to read the Government's Collective Bargaining Framework