Industrial Relations Act 1996 No 17
318 Commencement of determination
(1) A contract determination comes into force on the date specified by
(2) However, legal proceedings relating to the enforcement of the
determination cannot be commenced until the expiration of 7 days after the day
on which it is published in the Industrial Gazette.
(3) A contract determination may be expressed to apply
retrospectively, but not earlier than the date on which:
(a) application for the determination was lodged with the Industrial
Registrar or the Commission initiated proceedings for the determination,
(b) the Commission initiated proceedings for the determination,
(c) the dispute giving rise to the determination was notified to the
as the case requires.
Note. Section 190 enables the Full Bench or a Presidential Member, on
such terms as it thinks fit, to stay the operation of the whole or any part of
a contract determination for the purposes of appeal pending determination of
the appeal or further order of the Commission.