For legislative reasons, Industrial Agreements have not been able to be amended since 1997. This has resulted in many Industrial Agreements containing terms that are obsolete.
On 12 September 2003 the Industrial Registrar notified industrial organisations that the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission had decided to embark on a review of Industrial Agreements.
Subsequently the Commission under section 317(2) of the repealed Industrial Relations Act 1999 started proceedings of its own initiative relating to the intention to declare Industrial Agreements obsolete and for the provisions of Industrial Agreements to be accommodated in other industrial instruments.
Please click here to view the Final Decision of the Review of Industrial Agreements (B686 of 2004)
For history of the review, please click here.