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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 576

Functions of the FWC

             (1)  The FWC has the functions conferred by this Act in relation to the following subject matters:

                     (a)  the National Employment Standards (Part 2-2);

                     (b)  modern awards (Part 2-3);

                     (c)  enterprise agreements (Part 2-4);

                     (d)  workplace determinations (Part 2-5);

                     (e)  minimum wages (Part 2-6);

                      (f)  equal remuneration (Part 2-7);

                     (g)  transfer of business (Part 2-8);

                     (h)  general protections (Part 3-1);

                      (i)  unfair dismissal (Part 3-2);

                      (j)  industrial action (Part 3-3);

                     (k)  right of entry (Part 3-4);

                      (l)  stand down (Part 3-5);

                    (m)  other rights and responsibilities (Part 3-6);

                     (n)  the extension of the National Employment Standards entitlements (Part 6-3);

                   (na)  transfer of business from a State public sector employer (Part 6-3A);

                     (o)  unlawful termination protections (Part 6-4);

                     (p)  special provisions about TCF outworkers (Part 6-4A);

                     (q)  workers bullied at work (Part 6-4B).

             (2)  The FWC also has the following functions:

                    (aa)  promoting cooperative and productive workplace relations and preventing disputes;

                     (a)  dealing with disputes as referred to in section 595;

                     (b)  providing assistance and advice about its functions and activities;

                     (c)  providing administrative support in accordance with an arrangement under section 650 or 653A;

                    (ca)  mediating any proceedings, part of proceedings or matter arising out of any proceedings that, under section 53A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 or section 34 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 , have been referred by the Fair Work Division of the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court to the FWC for mediation;

                     (d)  any other function conferred on the FWC by a law of the Commonwealth.

Note:          Section 13 of the Registered Organisations Act confers an additional function on the FWC.



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