The Fair Work Commission must conduct 4 yearly reviews of all modern awards.
In addition, the Commission may vary modern awards at other times, if necessary to achieve modern awards objective.
In addition, the Commission may vary modern awards at other times to remove an ambiguity or uncertainty, or to correct an error.
The Commission is currently dealing with applications for the modernisation of pre-reform industrial instruments that apply to a single enterprise.
Such applications could be made until 31 December 2013. Where no application was made by that date, the relevant instrument was terminated.
The Commission is currently dealing with the modernisation of State reference public sector transitional awards.
Applications in relation to this process could be made until 31 December 2013.