TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No 1 Branch
MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS (PRIVATE SECTOR) AWARD
Award variation - wage rates - minimum wage - insert new minimum wage clause - phasing-in over 18-month period - annual leave loading - State Wage Case July 2002 (T10230 of 2002) - insert new supported wage clause - consent matter - application granted - award varied - operative dates ffpp 18 December 2002, 18 June 2003, 18 December 2003 and 18 June 2004
REASONS FOR DECISION
 On 13 December 2002 an application was lodged by the Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No 1 Branch (HSUA), pursuant to Section 23 of the Industrial Relations Act 1984, to vary the Medical Practitioners (Private Sector) Award.
 When this matter came on for hearing on 18 December 2002, Mr T Kleyn appeared for the HSUA and Mr I Paterson appeared for the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union. Mr M Watson appeared for the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited (TCCI).
 This application is a consequence of the conference process which flowed from the 11 July 2002 State Wage decision.1
 The parties advised that the variations sought were as follows:
 I am satisfied that the application is consistent with both the Wage Fixing Principles and the public interest requirements of the Act.
 The award will be varied effective from the beginning of the first full pay period to commence on or after 18 December 2002, subject to the qualifications referred to above.
Date and Place of Hearing: