Mr Justice Higgins, establishes basic wage
Eight Hours Act (NSW) reduces working hours in NSW from 60 to 48 hours in a 6 day week
minimum wage for women to 54% of the national basic wage for men
Commonwealth Court o Conciliation and Arbitration grants one week's annual paid leave to printing industry
Commonwealth Industrial Court adopts 3 weeks annual paid leave
First paid maternity leave granted to federal public servants (
High Court challenge to the Work Choices legislation by all the states and territories.
Rudd Government replaces the Workplace Relations Act with the Fair Work Act 2009