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Fair Work and Awards

Some common questions about Fair Work and Awards:

It is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal and operates under the Fair Work Act 2009. The FWC carries out many functions such as resolving workplace disputes and providing remedies when laws have been breached.

An award sets out the minimum conditions for employees in certain industries and roles. There are 122 industry and occupation awards that cover most people in Australia.

The Fair Work Ombudsman website can provide information about minimum awards and registered agreements.

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