Qld – Ekka Audit Program 2011
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This report covers the background, method and results of the Queensland Ekka Audit
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The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) holds an
exhibition each year commonly referred to as the Ekka. The Queensland Ekka Audit
Program 2011 (the program) was conducted by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) in order
to assess the stall holders’...