Announcement : Practice Note No. 30 - Filing of Documents in Computer Readable Format

30 May 2014

The Commission has reissued the Practice Note in relation to the filing of documents in computer readable format, principally to update references and terminology. The new Practice Note will take effect from 30 May 2014. Practice Note 30 will replace Practice Note 16.

The purposes of Practice Note 30 are:

    · to facilitate the processing of matters before the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales by providing for, encouraging and requiring that documentation filed in certain classes of matters by a party be accompanied by a copy of that documentation in computer-readable format;
    · to provide for and encourage the use of technology in matters before the Commission; and
    · to provide an appropriate foundation for further use of technology in proceedings before the Commission

Practice Note 30 maintains the types of matters that are exempt from the provisions of the Practice Note and what constitutes 'computer readable format'.

The Practice Note also makes clear that any party seeking orders to be made (for example, in respect of a matter where judgment has been delivered or where the Commission directs short minutes of orders to be filed) must, when filing the hard copy version of the proposed orders, also provide the document in a computer readable format.

Practice Note No. 30

Industrial Registrar