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Object of this Part

             (1)  The object of this Part is:

                     (a)  to establish a framework for dealing with unfair dismissal that balances:

                              (i)  the needs of business (including small business); and

                             (ii)  the needs of employees; and

                     (b)  to establish procedures for dealing with unfair dismissal that:

                              (i)  are quick, flexible and informal; and

                             (ii)  address the needs of employers and employees; and

                     (c)  to provide remedies if a dismissal is found to be unfair, with an emphasis on reinstatement.

             (2)  The procedures and remedies referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c), and the manner of deciding on and working out such remedies, are intended to ensure that a "fair go all round" is accorded to both the employer and employee concerned.

Note:          The expression "fair go all round" was used by Sheldon J in in re Loty and Holloway v Australian Workers' Union [1971] AR (NSW) 95.

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