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Salary Caps in Applications for Relief from Alleged Unfair Dismissals

Award-free employees may only apply for relief from alleged unfair dismissal if their salary does not exceed the amount set by s.83(1)(b) of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 and Regulation 5 of the Industrial Relations (General) Regulation 2001. The amount prescribed is calculated in accordance with regulation 2.13 of Chapter 2 of the Fair Work Regulation 2009.

The current salary cap for award-free employees in applications for relief from alleged unfair dismissal is $133,000, effective from 1 July 2014.


 Date of Indexation 
 Salary Cap 
1 July 2014
$133,000
1 July 2013
$129,300
1 July 2012
$123,300
1 July 2011
$118,100
1 July 2010
$113,800
1 July 2009
$108,300
1 July 2008
$106,400
1 July 2007
$101,300
1 July 2006
$98,200
1 July 2005
$94,900
1 July 2004
$90,400
1 July 2003
$85,400
1 July 2002
$81,500
1 July 2001
$76,600
1 July 2000
$73,600
1 July 1999
$71,000
1 July 1998
$69,100
1 July 1997
$66,400



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