Commonwealth Numbered Regulations - Explanatory Statements

[Index] [Search] [Download] [Related Items] [Help]



Statutory Rules 1992 No. 158

Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations Act 1988

Industrial Relations Regulations (Amendment)

Subsection 359(1) of the Industrial Relations Act 1988 (the Act) provides that the Governor-General may make regulations for the purposes of the Act.

The main purpose of these regulations is to clarify the bodies that are the employing authorities for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government employees. There are two consequential changes which assist the employing authorities to operate as industrial entities.

The regulations also correct an error in the Industrial Relations Regulations (the Regulations) that excluded unattached officers from the definition of 'public sector employment' in the Act.

Details of the regulations are as follows.

Regulation 2 amends the wording of subparagraph 4(2)(d) of the Regulations so that unattached officers are within the definition of public sector employment.

Regulation 3 amends Schedule 2 to the Regulations to prescribe the person or body authorised to represent various ACT employer authorities in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the Federal Court.

A paragraph is added to subparagraph 22(1)(b) of the Regulations by regulation 4 so that a notice of the variation of a common rule award will go to the Head of Administration, as defined in the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988.

Regulation 5 prescribes employing authorities in relation to ACT employees by adding the relevant authorities at the end of Schedule 2 to the Regulations.

The proposed Regulations commence on Gazettal.

[Index] [Related Items] [Search] [Download] [Help]