Industrial Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC)
- the Industrial Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) is a statutory committee established by section 46 of the State Fair Work Act 1994 (the Act)
- IRAC was established in its current form in 1994 and has continued in its advisory role since this date. Minister for Industrial Relations is the current Chair of the Committee.
The functions of IRAC include:
- assist the Minister in formulating, and advise the Minister on implementing, policies affecting industrial relations and employment in the state
- advise the Minister on legislative proposals of industrial significance
- consider matters referred to the Committee by the Minister or members of the Committee.
Membership of IRAC
- the Committee consists of 14 members of whom one is the Minister and one is the chief executive of the department that is, under the Minister, responsible for administering the Act. This is currently the Executive Director of SafeWork SA
- the other 12 are persons appointed by the Governor comprising of six persons nominated by the Minister after consultation with SA Unions and associations representing employees, and six persons nominated by the Minister after consultation with associations representing employers
- a new committee will be formed under the Minister.
- a summary of the activities of IRAC during the 2011-12 financial year are contained in the IRAC Annual Report.