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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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