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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 216DE

When the FWC may refuse to approve a variation of a single interest employer agreement

  (1)   If an application for the approval of a variation of a single interest employer agreement is made under section   216DA or 216DB, the FWC may refuse to approve the variation if the FWC considers that compliance with the terms of the agreement as proposed to be varied may result in:

  (a)   a person committing an offence against a law of the Commonwealth; or

  (b)   a person being liable to pay a pecuniary penalty in relation to a contravention of a law of the Commonwealth.

  (2)   Subsection   (1) has effect despite section   216DC (which deals with the approval of variations of single interest employer agreements).

  (3)   If the FWC refuses to approve a variation of a single interest employer agreement under this section, the FWC may refer the agreement as proposed to be varied to any person or body the FWC considers appropriate.


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