(1) The objects of this Part are as follows:
(a) to protect workplace rights;
(b) to protect freedom of association by ensuring that persons are:
(i) free to become, or not become, members of industrial associations; and
(ii) free to be represented, or not represented, by industrial associations; and
(iii) free to participate, or not participate, in lawful industrial activities;
(c) to provide protection from workplace discrimination;
(d) to provide effective relief for persons who have been discriminated against, victimised or otherwise adversely affected as a result of contraventions of this Part.
(2) The protections referred to in subsection (1) are provided to a person (whether an employee, an employer or otherwise).