23 December 2013
The 2013 law vacation commenced from close of business on Friday 20 December 2013.In line with previous years the Commission will have in place arrangements to ensure that matters are dealt with in a timely way:
(1) An application for proceedings to be dealt with urgently may be made by filing a notice of motion, together with an affidavit setting out, briefly but specifically, the reasons why the proceedings should be so dealt with.
(2) Copies of the notice of motion and affidavit must be served on each of the other parties together with the originating process or, if the proceedings have commenced before they are filed, promptly after they are filed.
The following information is to provide further guidance for clients seeking to access the Commission during the period 25 December 2012 - 1 January 2013.
NSW Industrial Relations Commission Forms
I have an application that is due to be filed by a certain date and the registry is closed on that day - what do I do?For all but criminal matters, time is reckoned in accordance with the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005. Rule 1.11.4 provides that if the last day for doing a thing, or a thing is to be done on a day that the registry is closed the thing may be done on the next day that the registry is open. This means that you can file your application or appeal on the first day that the registry is open.Parties should also note that there is provision for filing an appeal under Part 7, Chapter 2 of the Industrial Relations Act1996 (public sector promotional or disciplinary appeals) by either facsimile (02.92580058) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have a non-urgent enquiry but I would like to action it before I go on holidays - what do I do?You can email your enquiry to the Commission (email@example.com) if you are unable to find the information you are looking for on our website. You should remember that, essentially, from 1 January 2010, the Commission only has jurisdiction in relation to public sector and local government employees. For persons employed in the private sector enquiries should be made with the federal tribunal Fair Work Commissionor with the Fair Work Ombudsman.Industrial Registrar