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Northern Territory Workplace Advocate

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NT Employment Legislation

Fair Work Australia for the Northern Territory

Fair Work Australia is set to begin operation in the Northern Territory from 1 July 2009. Fair Work Australia will be a modern accessible body to support the commencement of the new workplace relations laws and will have the power to vary awards, make minimum wage orders, approve agreements, determine unfair dismissal claims and help employees and employers resolve disputes in the workplace.

With the commencement of Fair Work Australia the Office of the NT Workplace Advocate will cease operations from 30 June 2009.


Queries about a workplace issue should be directed to following appropriate organizations:

Fair Work Australia - the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions, enterprise bargaining, industrial action, dispute resolution, termination of employment and other workplace matters.
Tel: 1300 799 675

Fair Work Ombudsman - the Ombudsman’s functions include promoting harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensuring compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
Tel: 13 13 94

NT Worksafe - provides advice on Workplace occupational health and safety and workers compensation and rehabilitation matters.
Tel: Workplace Health and Safety 1800 019 115
Tel: Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation 1800 250 713 Fax (08) 8999 5141
Mail: GPO BOX 3200, DARWIN NT 0801

Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre - provides women with information, advice and support for work-related issues and problems, such as unfair dismissal, sexual harassment, and workplace bullying.
Tel: 8981 0655 or 1800 817 055

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission - provides legal advice.
Tel: 1800 019343 or
Darwin 8999 3000
Palmerston 89 94750
Katherine 8973 8704
Tennant Creek 8962 1985
Alice Springs 8951 5377

The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission - provides advise about rights and responsibilities under the Act and investigates complaints for the purpose of deciding if unlawful discrimination may have occurred.
Tel: 8999 1444

Australian Human Rights Commission – provides information and advice on federal anti-discrimination laws
1300 369 711

The Australian Taxation Office – provides information on taxation and superannuation obligations.
Superannuation enquiries 13 10 20
Business tax enquiries 13 28 66

NT Chamber of Commerce - provides employers who are members with advice on employment, industrial relations and human resource matters.

Darwin 8982 8100
Alice Springs 8952 4377
Katherine 8972 3830
Nhulunbuy 8987 1985


Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment - Labour Inspectorate - Assists workers and employers with enquires relating to the Northern Territory Long Servive Leave, Annual leave and Public Holidays Acts.
Tel: 89995511

Unions NT provides workers with advice on the most appropriate union to represent them on workplace relations issues.
Tel: 89 410 001