This Act replaces many definitions contained in the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1972. It also revises that Act in regard to presentation of claims (s. 15), commencement of proceedings before the Commission or a Committee (ss. 30 and 73), conflicts over the application of an award (s. 55), appeals in relation to an award (ss. 96 - 98), employee rights upon termination of employment (ss. 81 - 82) and other matters. Finally, numerous provisions of the 1972 Act are amended to make them sex-neutral.