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Establishment and Function
The Employee Relations Commission was established under section 82 of the Employee Relations Act 1992, following proclamation of the Act on 1 March 1993.
The Commission can sit in two forms: as the Commission in Full Session or as a single member of the Commission. The Commission has superseded the Industrial Relations Commission (VA 1009) and its Conciliation and Arbitration Boards (VA 1010).
Administrative support and registry services to the Commission were provided by the Commission Administration Office established under the Act.
Abolition of the Commission
The Commission ceased its operations on 31 December 1996 in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth Powers Act 1996. Under section 4 of the Act the functions of the Commission were transferred to the Commonwealth. Employee relations functions are now administered by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC), a Commonwealth agency.
Location of Records
For records of the agencies which preceded the Employee Relations Commission see List of Holdings 1985, section 3.9.6 (Industrial Appeals Court) and section 3.9.7 (Conciliation and Arbitration Boards)and the Inventories of Series for those agencies.