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Government Agenda for 2023

3 Feb 2023 3:42 PM | Deleted user

The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, has addressed the National Press Club of Australia to set out the Government’s agenda for the year ahead. The Minister has confirmed a number of workplace relations reforms aimed at delivering on election commitments and closing loopholes including:

  • Guarantee superannuation under the National Employment Standards;
  • Confirm that workplace protections apply to temporary migrant workers;
  • Extend paid parental leave;
  • Same job, same pay;
  • Definition of casual employment;
  • Regulation of employee-like work and the gig economy;
  • Wage theft;
  • Safety principles and minimum standards for long-haul drivers,
  • Empowering the Fair Work Commission to deal with unfair contract disputes for independent contractors; and
  • Stronger protections against discrimination.

The Minister’s full speech is available here: Address to National Press Club of Australia.

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