During 2013–14 a number of legislative changes affected the Commission.
Fair Work Amendment Act 2012
- From 1 July 2013 an Expert Panel replaced the Minimum Wage Panel.
- A review of default superannuation funds in awards commenced on 1 January 2014 to be repeated at four yearly intervals.
Go to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012
Fair Work Amendment Act 2013
- From 1 July 2013 the Commission’s statutory functions were expanded to include the function to promote cooperative workplace relations and prevent disputes.
- An anti-bullying jurisdiction was conferred on the Commission, commencing on 1 January 2014, allowing eligible workers to apply to the Commission for an order to stop bullying at work.
- From 1 January 2014 the Commission’s role in resolving general protections disputes and unlawful terminations was expanded to include consent arbitration.
- The timeframe for lodging unlawful termination applications reduced from 60 days to 21 days from 1 January 2014.
Go to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012
- From 1 January 2014 the rules of registered organisations were required to provide for:
- specified financial disclosures
- the development and implementation of financial policies, and
- that certain officers undertake financial management training.
For a list of other major documents relating to the work of the Commission see Appendix I.