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Australia: New Delegates' Rights Provisions Have Commenced

As we have previously let you know, the Federal Government has tabled the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Cth), which has been referred to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee due to report back on 1 February 2024. However, in December the Federal Government agreed to split the Bill and as a result new provisions which provide a framework for workplace delegates’ rights have now been passed by both Houses of Parliament and have become law. The new provisions also require that from 1 July 2024 modern awards, enterprise agreements and workplace determinations must include a delegates’ rights term.

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