Secure jobs, better pay: changes to Australian workplace laws


The Australian Government has passed the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022. This legislation amends the Fair Work Act to change a number of existing rules and introduces a range of new workplace laws.

The Fair Work Act has been amended to change a number of existing rules and include a range of new laws. Many of these changes start on 7 December 2022, but other changes start later.

Find out more about these changes and when they start:

What applies now

The following changes have started from 7 December 2022:

Job security

Gender equality measures

Enterprise agreements and enterprise bargaining

Visit the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations webpage here to find more information.