Deposit Z742 - Queensland Coal Mining Industry Industrial Relations deposit

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Queensland Coal Mining Industry Industrial Relations deposit


  • 1916 - 2004 (Creation)

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80 m

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(1998 – c. 2009)

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Formed by Graham Gillespie, senior industrial relations advisor, Queensland Mining Council, in October 1998 after the Queensland Mining Council discontinued the provision of industrial relations services. Gillespie Consulting Services purchased the extensive Queensland Mining Council library for reference and prosperity purposes and continued to provide industrial relations consultancy services to coal mining industry operators, employers and employees.

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Hearing applications, transcripts of proceedings, case files, exhibits, decisions and orders from various tribunals including the Coal Reference Board, Coal Industry Tribunal, Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission, Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Board of Reference Queensland, Commonwealth Court, Local Reference Board (NSW), Local Industry Authority and Local Coal Authority. Hearings relate to a wide range of coal mining industry operators, employers, associations, unions and industry awards. Major cases include 35 hour week, national wage case, Workplace Relations Act 1996, enterprise bargaining, open cut and underground work models, staff work value, superannuation, leave entitlements, unfair dismissal and strikes. Includes 8 VHS video cassettes, 4 audio cassettes, several 3.5” floppy disks and a microfiche copy of Coal Industry Tribunal transcripts and index (summaries) 1956 - 1983.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Most volumes are indexed, including many where this is not indicated in the title. Subject indexes include:
180/561 - Coal Industry Tribunal index for years 1992 – 1995
389/1501 - Coal Industry Tribunal - Index of decisions 1941 to c. 1992
398/1550 - Coal Industry Tribunal - Transcripts, index (summaries) 1956 – 1983 [microfiche]
255/810 - Board of Reference Queensland – Index 1977 – 1991
256/811 and 256/812 - Board of Reference Queensland - Subject index A–Z
273/872 to 274/891 - Local Coal Authority - Index A-Z
389/1504 - Queensland Coal Authority - Industrial index c. 1953 – 1981
389/1505 - Queensland Mining Council - Indexes

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Prepared by Debra Leigo on 23 September 2011; revised 13 August 2014 by Sarah Lethbridge




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