Contract determinations and agreements

The Industrial Relations Commission oversees proceedings for the avoidance and variation of unfair, harsh or unjust contracts, with consequential orders for the payment of money.

The IRC also makes contract determinations that involve some private sector employment in NSW, mostly in the transport sector.

Practice and procedure

The practice and procedure governing contract determinations is described in: 
Practice note 29: Procedures - Contract Determinations

Relevant legislation

Contract determinations and agreements are dealt with under the following sections of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (the Act):

  • Application for Carriers Association and Contractor/s Association Agreement (s322)
  • Contract Determination - Industrial Dispute s322
  • Variation of a contract determination s320
  • Variation for Carriers Association and Contractor/s Association Agreement (s329)

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Last updated:

07 Feb 2022

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