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Industrial Relations Commission

State Institution
Alternative Names
  • Australian Industrial Relations Commission


The Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration was established in 1904 through the passing of the Conciliation and Arbitration Act. It is the direct forebear of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

See Joe Issac and Stuart Macintyre (eds). The New Province for Law and Order: 100 Years of Australian Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration (2004).

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  • Letter from Jesse Street to Mr Hughes of the Federated Clerks Union regarding an application of the Full Bench of the Industrial Commission for Equal Pay, 1939. Image PDF Details