This August 2023 edition of the Significant Workplace Relations Issues Report, provides Ai Group members with detailed updates on the following matters:

  1. Consultations with the Federal Government on the third tranche of proposed legislative amendments.
  2. Recent announcements by Minister Burke regarding the proposed changes to casual employment.
  3. The commencement of the Protecting Worker Entitlements Amendment Act 2023.
  4. A reminder of changes introduced by the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Amendment Act 2022 that have recently commenced and that are due to commence later this year.
  5. The outcome of the Annual Wage Review (AWR) 2022-23 and the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) anticipated approach for the next AWR.
  6. Commencement of the FWC Statement of Principles on Genuine Agreement.
  7. Updates on new laws relating to workplace sexual harassment.
  8. Changes to Workplace Gender Equality reporting obligations.
  9. The Federal Government’s review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
  10. Updates on various modern award proceedings before the FWC, including the first applications for a supported bargaining authorisation and a single interest employer authorisation.
  11. Updates on recent enterprise bargaining outcomes.
  12. Significant cases to watch.

Read about all this and more in our latest report on significant workplace relations issues.

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