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From 1 July 2009, employment law at the federal level is governed by the Fair Work Act 2009. The new legislation has made a number of important changes in the areas of unfair dismissal, the making of agreements, and dispute resolution. It also introduced two new bodies, Fair Work Australia and the Fair Work Ombudsman. In 2012 the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 renamed Fair Work Australia to the Fair Work Commission along with making amendments to the operation of the Commission
It is important, then, that both employers and employees are fully aware of their rights and obligations under the new system.