One of the advantages of being a member of AFEI is that we represent your interests in the big debates about the workplace and the economy.

We make regular submissions to government before draft laws are introduced to the Parliament. By doing this we can put the views of small and large business forward when governments are planning change or reform.

It’s vital work, because the day-to-day realities of running a business can be lost at the policy level.

National WHS Legislation

For AFEI's views on the National Model WHS legislation, which is now enacted in the NSW Work Health Safety Act 2011, read:

Award Reviews


AFEI's Employers Award Service provides everything from representing and protecting our members' interests when awards are made and varied by the Fair Work Commission to providing copies of awards and ensuring you are kept up to date with award requirements. These are also available in an easy-to-access electronic format.

The Employers Award Service is made possible by our employment and industrial relations experts who:

Modern Awards

Please find below, AFEI's historical resources on the Award modernisation process.

Previously, employees were covered by state awards (later preserved as Notional Agreements Preserving State Awards. NAPSAs were transitional instruments. On 1 January 2010 NAPSAs ceases to apply. Most modern awards contained transitional arrangements phasing out the NAPSAs and phasing in the modern awards (in terms of wage rates, penalties and loadings).

Transitioning ended on 1 July 2014.

Paid Parental Leave

Refer to Leave issues explained for background information.