The Queensland Government has referred the state's industrial relations powers for the private and non-government sector to the Commonwealth with an effective date of 1 January 2010. As from this date all employers and employees, with the exception of state and local government, are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Commonwealth Government.

As from 1 January 2010 all enquiries about wages and employment conditions in the non-government sector should be directed to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Both employers and employees:

Fair Work Ombudsman: 13 13 94 or www.fairwork.gov.au

Employers:

Jobs Australia - Community Sector Industrial Relations Service: 1800 060 098 or www.ja.com.au

Queensland Community Services Employers Association: 07 3220 3555 or www.qcsea.com

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland: 1300 135 822 or www.cciq.com.au

Employees:

The Services Union: 07 3844 5300 or www.theservicesunion.com.au

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