The Laboria Minute of September 1990 resulted in an agreement that legislation on labour relations cannot work unless there has been extensive consultation with at least the major parties in the labour relations arena. Interest groups involved in the agricultural labour relations framework are identified using the tools of public choice theory. Resulting legislation reflects the relative political weight of these interest groups within the existing institutional structure. A change in this structure will result in a different weighting of the various groups along with new legislation reflecting the most politically powerful interests. An update on what has transpired in the agricultural labour relations arena is given along with policy implications and conclusions.