The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Workplace relations in Australia.

Review of the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman


The Government announced the specialist review into the operations of the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) in the 2023-24 Budget.


Review of the Seacare deemed diseases — final report


Professor Tim Driscoll presented us with the final report for the review of specified diseases and employment for the purposes of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 in March 2021.


Independent review of the temporary JobKeeper provisions of the Fair Work Act


The Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Act 2020 temporarily introduced a new Part 6-4C into the Fair Work Act 2009. These were known as the JobKeeper provisions. Under section 789GZB of the Fair Work Act, the Minister for Industrial Relations was required to affect an independent review of the operation of the temporary JobKeeper provisions.

We engaged Nous Group to conduct this review. During the review, Nous Group consulted with employer and employee representatives, as well as the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Commission. They also used relevant survey and other data on the use and impact of the temporary amendments.

The final report of the independent review was tabled in Parliament on 20 October 2020.

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Cooperative Workplaces discussion paper


The purpose of the paper is to collect and collate the techniques, structures and practices that produce the most mutually beneficial and productive workplaces for both employees and employers.

This discussion paper seeks feedback on practical experiences and techniques of best practice in cooperative workplaces. It seeks views (by way of written submissions) on improved productivity performance through more harmonious workplaces. While this paper has specific questions, submissions may provide any information and make suggestions relevant to the overall topic of the paper.


Project life greenfields agreements discussion paper


The Australian Government invited submissions on the greenfields enterprise agreement provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 and views on whether and how enterprise agreements might be applied for the life of greenfields projects.


Strengthening penalties for non-compliance discussion paper


This paper provided background information on the penalty framework in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) and sought input from the community (by way of written submissions) about the operation of the framework. Discussion questions were included to guide feedback; however, stakeholders could also provide further information and suggestions relevant to the matters discussed.


Review of the WHS regulatory framework in the building and construction industry - Final report


The national review of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulatory framework in the building and construction industry (the review) was completed in 2018. The review was conducted by Seyfarth Shaw Australia with assistance from the former Department of Jobs and Small Business.


Review of Security of Payment Laws report


A national Review of Security of Payment Laws (the Review) was commissioned in 2017 to examine ways to improve consistency in security of payment legislation and enhance protections to ensure subcontractors get paid on time for work they have done. The final report was published 21 May 2018.