Insert after section 106 (2):(2A) A contract that is a related condition or collateral arrangement may be declared void or varied even though it does not relate to the performance by a person of work in an industry, so long as:(a) the contract to which it is related or collateral is a contract whereby the person performs work in an industry, and(b) the performance of work is a significant purpose of the contractual arrangements made by the person.
Insert “, subject to subsection (3),” after “such application or” in section 108B (2).
Insert after section 108B (2):(3) The Commission may accept an application made within 3 months after the time prescribed by subsection (1) if the applicant satisfies the Commission that there are exceptional circumstances justifying the making of the late application.
Insert after section 151:The name of the Commission in Court Session is to be the Industrial Court of New South Wales, and a reference in this Act (or any other Act, statutory instrument or document) to the Commission in Court Session (whether enacted or made before or after the commencement of this section) is taken to include a reference to the Industrial Court of New South Wales.
Omit section 179. Insert instead:(1) A decision of the Commission (however constituted) is final and may not be appealed against, reviewed, quashed or called into question by any court or tribunal.(2) Proceedings of the Commission (however constituted) may not be prevented from being brought, prevented from being continued, terminated or called into question by any court or tribunal.(3) This section extends to proceedings brought in a court or tribunal in respect of a decision or proceedings of the Commission on an issue of fact or law.(4) This section extends to proceedings brought in a court or tribunal in respect of a purported decision of the Commission on an issue of the jurisdiction of the Commission, but does not extend to any such purported decision of:(a) the Full Bench of the Commission in Court Session, or(b) the Commission in Court Session if the Full Bench refuses to give leave to appeal the decision.(5) This section extends to proceedings brought in a court or tribunal for any relief or remedy, whether by order in the nature of prohibition, certiorari or mandamus, by injunction or declaration or otherwise.(6) This section is subject to the exercise of a right of appeal to a Full Bench of the Commission conferred by this or any other Act or law.(7) In this section:
decision includes any award or order.
Insert at the end of clause 2 (1):
Insert after clause 19A:Section 106 (2A), as inserted by the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2005 applies to a contract made before the commencement of that provision and to proceedings pending in the Commission at that commencement that have not been finally determined by the Commission. However, section 106 (2A) does not apply to any proceedings pending in any other court or tribunal on that commencement.
Insert after clause 31A:The amendments made to section 179 by the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2005 apply to decisions and proceedings of the Commission made or instituted before the commencement of the amendments, and to proceedings pending in any State court or tribunal (other than the Commission) on that commencement. However, those amendments do not affect any order or decision made by any such court or tribunal before that commencement.