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The Fair Work Act 2009 is an Australian law passed by the Rudd Government after coming into power in 2007 to reform the industrial relations system in Australia, commencing on 1 July 2009. It repealed the previous Howard Government's WorkChoices 2005 legislation and started a new series, still in force as of September 2020 The Act established Fair Work Australia, later renamed the Fair Work Commission.
The related Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 superseded the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (which had in turn superseded the Industrial Relations Act 1988).

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