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Entity purpose

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As Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal, the primary purpose of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) is to exercise its functions and powers in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009, including:

  • promoting cooperative and productive workplace relations
  • resolving unfair dismissal claims
  • resolving workplace bullying claims
  • dealing with general protections claims
  • setting the national minimum wage
  • creating, reviewing and varying modern awards
  • approving enterprise agreements
  • assisting the bargaining process for enterprise agreements
  • assisting with the prevention and resolution of industrial disputes
  • determining applications for right of entry permits.