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1994 Supported Wage System

Australian Council of Trade Unions & Others (joint application for a supported wage system) – O’Connor President, McIntyre VP and Gay C, Decision issued 10 October 1994, Print L5723

The Australian Industrial Relations Commission adopts a model clause for awards as part of a Commonwealth scheme designed to assist people with disabilities to obtain employment in the open labour market. The clause contains a number of safeguards to ensure that those who are part of the Supported Wage System are not exploited. It includes arrangements for calculating a pro rata wage based on an assessment of an employee's productive capacity.