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Objects of this Part

             (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).

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