Mr Burgio said: “The case shows the importance of seeking clauses in enterprise agreements that deal with workers` rights with respect to flexible working rules, including a right of verification against the independent arbitrator, the Fair Work Commission. This is particularly the case when workers do not have recourse to flexible work arrangements under the Fair Work Act, in accordance with national employment standards for fair work. 17.18 Other stakeholders felt that the IFA was not likely to deal with domestic violence and stressed that it was preferable to introduce other measures, such as domestic violence clauses in enterprise agreements.  17.5 There are three types of enterprise agreements: if domestic violence is allowed to be allowed to be negotiated in enterprise negotiations, this issue may be slow to negotiate, and where only a better-paid workforce, with more bargaining power, will be able to negotiate this provision.  ANMF and other unions agreed to postpone enterprise negotiations with Landrat-Landrat by 12 months, but Ararat employees received 1.5% in the first pay period after 1 July. the scope of an IFA is limited by the notion of flexibility in the enterprise agreement itself.  17.25 ACCI expressed concern about the current use and restrictions on the use of THE IFA by trade unions. In particular, ACCI pointed out that “industrial tactics” such as limiting the use of THE IFA and applying IFA clauses that “require a majority of staff to agree to change the application of certain conditions under an agreement” can harm female workers. ACCI filed: Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced.
The government supports enterprise negotiations on domestic violence clauses in Commonwealth Government Agency agreements. The Australian Government Management Framework (AGEBF) defines the Australian government`s policy in that it applies to Australian government employment agreements that comply with legal requirements. The Australian Public Service (GSP) authorities are required to implement the EFA when negotiations and non-SPG bodies are invited to implement the FPA. While there are no specific provisions linking personal leave to its use for domestic violence, point 4.1 of A.2.2000 states that employment contracts must provide conditions that help workers maintain a healthy work-life balance. In this context, The Agency`s employers and workers are allowed to negotiate and develop specific strategies on a wide range of issues, including the use of personal and other leave provisions that go beyond the minimum legal provisions.  17.6 Enterprise agreements govern employment conditions and may be concluded between one or more employers and their employees or one or more workers` organizations. However, a large part of the workforce in Australia is not covered by an enterprise agreement.  17.56 ACCI also stated that neither the Surf Coast Shire clauses nor the UNW domestic violence clauses should be considered a “model clause” for inclusion in all agreements.   Ibid., 202. In addition, specific requirements must be met for an IFA to be implemented, including a genuine agreement between the parties and for the worker to perform better overall in accordance with the IFA: Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) 203.