11 November 2015
In order to promote the prompt and efficient operation of the Industrial Relation Commission of New South Wales, the listing procedures relating to review applications made pursuant to, s 174 and s 181E of the Police Act 1990, will be rationalised. The following changes will be implemented effective immediately.
Application for review under s 174 These matters will no longer be forwarded to the President of the Industrial Relations Commission for allocation. Any application for review will now be directly listed on a Conciliation and Directions list day. When making such a listing, the Industrial Registrar will ensure that applications for review are listed for conciliation and directions within the 21 days from the date of lodgement. The Industrial Registry will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate listing notices are sent to the relevant parties. This approach will now make the listing of s 173 reviews consistent with the listing practices that are applied to the Public Sector disciplinary appeals under Part 7 of the Industrial Relations Act 1996. Applications for review under s 181EUpon lodgement, the application for review will be forwarded to the President of the Industrial Relations Commission, for a directions hearing within 14 days. Following the directions hearing the President may allocate the review to a Commissioner, for a half day conciliation hearing. The conciliation hearing is to occur at the earliest time available, before for the relevant commissioner. The Industrial Registry will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate listing notices are sent to the relevant parties.
Acting Industrial Registrar 11/11/2015