Fair Work Australia for the Northern Territory

workplace advocate

Fair Work Australia is set to begin operation in the Northern Territory from 1 July 2009. Fair Work Australia will be a modern accessible body to support the commencement of the new workplace relations laws and will have the power to vary awards, make minimum wage orders, approve agreements, determine unfair dismissal claims and help employees and employers resolve disputes in the workplace.

With the commencement of Fair Work Australia theOffice of the NT Workplace Advocate will cease operations from 30 June 2009.

Queries about a workplace issue should be directed to following appropriate organizations:

Fair Work Australia - the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating

to the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, termination of employment and other workplace matters.

Tel: 1300 799 675

Fair Work Ombudsman - the Ombudsman’s functions include promoting harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensuring compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.

Tel: 13 13 94

NT Worksafe - provides advice on Workplace occupational health and safety and workers compensation and rehabilitation matters.

Tel: Workplace Health and Safety 1800 019 915

Tel: Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation 1800 250 713 Fax (08) 8999 5141

Mail: GPO Box 1722, DARWIN NT 0801

Tel: 8981 0655 or 1800 817 055

Source: www.workplaceadvocate.nt.gov.au

Category: Advocate

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