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Ministerial declaration terminating industrial action

             (1)  The Minister may make a declaration, in writing, terminating protected industrial action for a proposed enterprise agreement if the Minister is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the industrial action is being engaged in, or is threatened, impending or probable; and

                     (b)  the industrial action is threatening, or would threaten:

                              (i)  to endanger the life, the personal safety or health, or the welfare, of the population or a part of it; or

                             (ii)  to cause significant damage to the Australian economy or an important part of it.

             (2)  The declaration comes into operation on the day that it is made.

             (3)  A declaration under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

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