Fair Work Australia is ready to assume the reigns from 1 July 2009. Its new website2 contains links to the new forms3 which should be used.

President Giudice has released the rules of Fair Work Australia.4 The rules provide information and detail relating to the service and lodgement of documents and applications, and on the conduct of proceedings.

Interestingly, the rules allow for:

  • unfair dismissal applications to be made by phone, and
  • applications to Fair Work Australia for directions regarding the correct procedure to be followed where either the procedure is not prescribed by the legislation, or where the person is in doubt as to the correct procedure.