Glossary

  • Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC):

    Was a tribunal with powers under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (and equivalent earlier legislation) that existed form 1956. The AIRC made Awards, certified Enterprise Agreements, registered trade unions and dealt with unfair dismissal applications.

    In January 2010, the functions of the AIRC were transferred to a division within Fair Work Australia (now Fair Work Commission), and the AIRC was abolished.

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