QIRC Website Official Publisher from 26 October 2009
On 17 September, 2009, Parliament passed Legislation to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1999 [the Act] (via the Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009), abolishing the Queensland Government Industrial Gazette and making the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) the official publisher of decisions, awards, agreements, amendments, notices, orders and other documents of the Industrial Court of Queensland (ICQ), the QIRC and the Industrial Registrar.
These provisions commenced on Monday 26th October 2009. Please click here to view all published documents.
Adoption of electronic service delivery will improve the availability, accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of the ICQ and QIRC services by speeding up public availability to all published documents. Provision of these documents on the Commission website will also enable individuals to exercise and safeguard their rights in the workplace and bring Queensland in line with other states.
The amendments to the Act ensure that a document, decision, etc. published on the QIRC website is admissible as evidence of the document in Court proceedings. [see s. 680 of the Act]
For documents published in the QGIG from 2000 to the last Gazette published 23 October 2009, click here.
The Industrial Gazette was used by a number of agencies and organisations to publish important industrial notices. Consequential amendments have been made to several acts and regulations to ensure that publication of these notices will continue in the Queensland Government Gazette which is available from the Queensland Government website .
Details of the Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 including the Explanatory Notes and the Act itself are available from the OQPC website.