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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 (NO. 28, 2009) - SECT 302

**FWA may make an order requiring equal remuneration**
Power to make an equal remuneration order

(1) FWA may make any order (an *equal remuneration order *) it considers
appropriate to ensure that, for employees to whom the order will apply, there
will be equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value.

Meaning of **equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value **

(2) *Equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value *means
equal remuneration for men and women workers for work of equal or comparable
value.

Who may apply for an equal remuneration order

(3) FWA may make the equal remuneration order only on application by any
of the following:

(a) an employee to whom the order will apply;

(b) an employee organisation that is entitled to represent the
industrial interests of an employee to whom the order will apply;

(c) the Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

FWA must take into account orders and determinations of the Minimum Wage Panel

(4) In deciding whether to make an equal remuneration order, FWA must
take into account:

(a) orders and determinations made by the Minimum Wage Panel in
annual wage reviews; and

(b) the reasons for those orders and determinations.

Restriction on power to make an equal remuneration order

(5) However, FWA may make the equal remuneration order only if it is
satisfied that, for the employees to whom the order will apply, there is not
equal remuneration for work of equal or comparable value.

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