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The Fair Work Commission external-icon.png is the independent national workplace relations tribunal. It carries out a range of functions relating to awards and agreements, termination and industrial action and disputes.

The Australian Building and Construction Commission external-icon.png (ABCC) is responsible for ensuring cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building industry.

The Fair Work Ombudsman external-icon.png provides a number of tools and resources to help employers and employees understand their workplace rights and obligations.

Workplace health and safety

Safe Work Australia is the statutory agency overseeing the harmonisation of state and territory workplace health and safety laws.

Each state and territory has a local workplace health and safety body, which regulates and investigates breaches of laws about workplace health and safety, including bullying and harassment.

Legal organisations

Australasian Legal Information Institute external-icon.png provides access to legislation and court judgements as well as summaries on the law.

Commonwealth of Australia Law ComLaw external-icon.png provides online copies of Commonwealth legislation and related documents.

The Federal Court of Australia external-icon.png has jurisdiction to deal with most civil disputes, along with some criminal matters.

The High Court of Australia external-icon.png is the supreme court in Australia and decides cases of federal significance and hears appeals from Federal, State and Territory courts.

Legal aid external-icon.png in each state and territory may be able to provide legal advice or assistance.