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Continued services under Queensland legislation

The department continues to provide a number of significant Queensland specific industrial relations services including:

  • safeguarding working children by ensuring that work does not interfere with their schooling and by preventing them from performing work that may be harmful to their health or safety or physical, mental, moral or social development
  • ensuring the opportunity for businesses to operate on a level playing field through the regulation of trading hours
  • managing the appointment of public holidays, show holidays and special holidays
  • regulating private employment agencies
  • providing help to individuals who served Australia in its defence forces, or their spouses, or organisations which support these persons by distributing funds from the Anzac Day Trust
  • protecting the long service leave benefits of those employees within the building and construction and contract cleaning industries who work for many employers, through managing the Portable Long Service Leave Scheme
  • continuing to protect the workplace rights of local government and public sector employees under industrial relations powers retained in the Industrial Relations Act 1999.
Last reviewed
26 October 2010
Last updated
8 March 2012

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