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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 569A

State or Territory Minister's entitlement to intervene

             (1)  The Minister of a State or Territory who has responsibility for workplace relations matters may intervene on behalf of the State or Territory in proceedings before a court (including a court of a State or Territory) in relation to a matter arising under this Act if he or she believes it is in the public interest of the State or Territory to do so.

             (2)  If the Minister of a State or Territory who has responsibility for workplace relations matters intervenes, he or she is taken to be a party to the proceedings for the purposes of instituting an appeal from a judgment given in the proceedings.

             (3)  Despite section 570, a court may make an order as to costs against a State or Territory if:

                     (a)  the Minister of a State or Territory who has responsibility for workplace relations matters intervenes under subsection (1); or

                     (b)  he or she institutes an appeal from a judgment as referred to in subsection (2).



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