Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Authorised industrial inspectors have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act and to institute proceedings against breaches of its provisions.
It is an offence to disadvantage a person because they are or are not a member of an industrial organisation.
There are penalties for non-compliance with orders or decisions made by, an Industrial Magistrate for breaches of awards and agreements. Offences may incur fines and/or imprisonment in some cases. The Industrial Commission may make orders concerning reinstatement and compensation in unlawful dismissal matters.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
An appeal against a decision of an Industrial Commissioner may be made to the Industrial Court, but only on an error of law, or for excess, or want, of jurisdiction.
An appeal on a ground other than an error of law or for excess, or want, of jurisdiction against the Industrial Commission, or a decision by an Industrial Magistrate, may be made to the full bench to the Industrial Relations Commission.
An appeal from the full bench of the Industrial Relations Commission, that included the President, goes to the Court of Appeal, but only on error of law or for excess, or want, of jurisdiction.
An appeal against some decisions of the Industrial Court may be made to the Court of Appeal.