Fair Work Commission (the Commission)

The Fair Work Commission is an independent agency established under the Fair Work Act 2009. It handles labour related responsibilities including setting and revising awards, approving agreements, determining minimum wages, resolving disputes (like unfair dismissal claims), and overseeing registered organisations. It was formerly known as Fair Work Australia.

The Fair Work Commission plays a key role in Australian employment by setting minimum employment standards and award conditions, approving workplace agreements, and determining fair pay rates. It also acts as a referee in employment disputes, including cases of alleged unfair dismissals, ensuring that fair and just practices are followed in the workplace. It also regulates organisations and unions to maintain fair workplace standards.

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