The Australian Government has passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022. This legislation introduces new workplace laws and changes a range of existing rules.

Some of these changes started on 7 December 2022, while others start later.

Key changes   

The new laws and rules relate to:

  • prohibiting pay secrecy and job ads that contravene the Fair Work Act
  • flexible work and fixed term contracts
  • anti-discrimination and prohibiting workplace sexual harassment
  • unpaid parental leave changes
  • enterprise agreements and enterprise bargaining
  • equal remuneration and establishing expert panels
  • changes to the small claims process
  • abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC).

We have more information on our website: Secure Jobs, Better Pay: Changes to Australian workplace laws.