New FWA Laws are now in effect.



The Fair Work Act (FWA) came into effect as of 1st July 2009. The Act fullfils part of the Labor Government's 2007 election promises for a fairer industrial relations system for workers and their families.

The FWA replaces the WorkChoices Legislation introduced by the Howard government.

The AWU Southern Highlands Branch is committed to continue the fight to ensure that workers' rights are protected and enshrined in law.



Click Here to read the AWU Fair Work Booklet

Click Here to read a comprehensive guide of the Fair Work Act.