Final Regulation Update - Latest News + Where to get ongoing information

10 July 2012

  1. Latest News
  2. Federal Government Website – Sign up to get ongoing news
  3. Ongoing Information & Support

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Funding, New Website, FWA Decision, Backpay Due...

28 June 2012

  1. Federal Government Funding for Backpay – Latest News
  2. Federal Government Funding – December 2012 onwards
  3. Federal Government Website – Sign up to get ongoing news
  4. Reminder – First Backpay Installment due by 30 June 2012
  5. The Regulation or the Federal Pay Equity Decision – Which one applies?
  6. Support Available – Where to get information and assistance

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Federal Government funding, Legal Advice, FAQs, Backpay Calculator

26 April 2012

  1. Federal Government Funding
  2. Free Legal Advice - Constitutional Trading Corporation status
  3. Frequently Asked Questions available
  4. Backpay Calculator – Tips for use
  5. Support Available – where to get information and assistance

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Workshops, Funding, Free Legal Advice...

8 March 2012

  1. Regulation Implementation date - 1 March
  2. Regulation Workshops - Reminder to register
  3. Free Legal Advice - Constitutional Trading Corp Status
  4. Federal Government Funding – what next?
  5. QCOSS Unit Costing Tool – Register for a Workshop

Pay Equity Regulation Update - funding includes Federal $ via state govt - Applications due Friday

22 February 2012

  1. Funding - Also available to orgs funded via state government + Forms due this Friday
  2. New Regulations - Is your Organisation Prepared for 1 March?
  3. Support Available - including new backpay calculator
  4. Does your Region need another Workshop?
  5. QCOSS Unit Costing Tool – Register for a Workshop

Communique from Minister Karen Struthers, September 30, 2011

The Minister for Community Services and Housing and Minister for Women, Karen Struthers has released a communique in response to the news that the Federal Government has repealed the Regulations and will re-draft new Regulations after a period of consultation.

For news about the repeal of the Regulations read this important update.

The Original Regulation of 4 August 2011 (since repealed and to be re-drafted)

On August 4, 2011 the Federal Government announced the making of a new regulation called the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2011. An explanatory statement to the Regulation was also gazetted. 


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