Government Agency entry Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission (1973 - 1988)
- Regulatory Body
The Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission was established in 1973. It effectively took over the role of the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Commission which was formed in 1956 following the demise of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation & Arbitration.
In 1988, after consideration of the Hancock recommendations, the Government introduced a
legislative reform package, the centrepiece of which was the repeal of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act and its replacement by the Industrial Relations Act 1988. The new Act completely revised the provisions of the old Act and, while maintaining most of its predecessor's substance, introduced a number of changes to federal industrial arrangements.
Perhaps the most significant change was the establishment of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to replace the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission.
1904 - 1956 Commonwealth Court of Conciliation & Arbitration
1920 - 1984 Public Service Arbitrator
1956 - 1973 Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Commission
1973 - 1988 Australian Conciliation & Arbitration Commission
1988 - Australian Industrial Relations Commission
Ross G. Elford
Created: 27 December 2001, Last modified: 12 December 2002