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Re an Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015[2016] QIRC 134

Re an Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015[2016] QIRC 134

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

Re: In the matter of an Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015 QIRC 134

PARTIES:

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland

CASE NO:

MA/2016/20

PROCEEDING:

Variation of a modern award

DELIVERED ON:

5 December 2016

HEARING DATE:

5 December 2016

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

MEMBERS:

ORDERS:

Deputy President O'Connor

Deputy President Swan

Industrial Commissioner Thompson

  1. The Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015 be varied in the terms set out in the attached Determination; and
  1. The Determination operate on and from 5 December 2016.

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL LAW - AWARD MODERNISATION - VARIATION OF A MODERN AWARD - Application for Determination varying a modern award - Section 140GA(2) and 140GC(2) of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 - Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015 varied.

LEGISLATION:

APPEARANCES:

Industrial Relations Act 1999, Chapter 5A, Part 3, Division 2,  ss 140GA(2), 140GC(2).

Mr P. Goodwin for Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.

Mr J. Marks for United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland.

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    An Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015 (the Award) by the making of a Determination varying the Award in accordance with sections 140GA(2)(a) and 140GC(2)(b)(i) of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 (the Act) has been initiated by Deputy President Bloomfield, as head of the Commission's Award Modernisation Project, for the following purposes:
  1. (i)
    to create a minimum safety net of employment conditions, in keeping with the modern award objectives at section 140D of the Act, that is fair and relevant in accordance with sections 140G(2)(a) and 140D of the Act; and
  1. (ii)
    to remove ambiguity and uncertainty and/or correct an error, in accordance with section 140GC(1) of the Act.
  1. [2]
    The Application for the making of a Determination to vary the Modern Award is supported by the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges, Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees and United Voice, Industrial Union of Employees, Queensland.
  1. [3]
    The making of the Determination to vary the Award is supported by all of the relevant parties.
  1. [4]
    In the circumstances, the Full Bench is satisfied that it is appropriate for the Application for the making of the Determination to be approved.
  1. [5]
    The Determination varying the Award will operate on and from 5 December 2016.
  1. [6]
    The Commission issues the following Orders:
  1. the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015 be varied in the terms set out in the attached Determination; and
  1. the Determination operate on and from 5 December 2016.
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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    In the matter of an Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015

  • Shortened Case Name:

    Re an Application to vary the Queensland Agricultural Colleges Award - State 2015

  • MNC:

    [2016] QIRC 134

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    O'Connor DP, Swan DP, Thompson IC

  • Date:

    05 Dec 2016

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