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Industries and Awards 

NSW Industrial Relations has responsibiltiy for administering NSW laws regulating:

Retail trading

Entertainment industry

Bailees and bailors in the Taxi Industry within the Metropolitan Transport District are not covered by the national Workplace Relations System and remain within the NSW state system.

In partnership with the Fair Work Ombudsman, NSW IR has developed an online guide for employers in the home building industry in NSW.

The Ethical Clothing Trades Extended Responsibility Scheme is an initiative of the NSW Government.

On 1 January 2010, private sector NSW employers and workers, previously covered by the NSW state award system (mainly sole traders and partnerships), moved into the national workplace relations system administered by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

This has resulted in all previous federal and state awards being streamlined into 122 modern awards. These awards now cover all Australian private-sector workplaces.

All private sector employers are required to use the appropriate modern award.

To find the modern award that now applies to you go to Fair Work Online [Fair Work Ombudsman’s website]

NSW Industrial Relations provides limited award information

Transport contract determinations and local government awards are still covered by NSW. You may view these at the below links or contact us.

Fair Work Online provides information on the 122 modern awards which now cover all Australian workplaces. You may also call the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94.

NSW state awards and contract determinations are also available from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission website’s alphabetical list.

If you are seeking information that relates to employment in a Government Department or agency please contact the Employee Service Unit or the Human Resources Officer of the Department concerned.


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