Category: Minister for Industrial Relations

Time Running Out To Apply For Labour Hire Licences

Victorian labour hire businesses have just over one month to register for the Andrews Labor Government’s new accreditation scheme, or else face significant penalties. From 30 October 2019, only labour hire providers who are licensed or are awaiting an application decision will be allowed to operate in Victoria. This is courtesy of Victoria’s first ever […]

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Delivering More Safety And Fairness To Owner Drivers

Victorians who own and drive their own vehicles to earn a living will soon find work conditions safer and fairer, thanks to changes introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Amendments to the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act passed Parliament today, ensuring these workers – including drivers that work for delivery services such as UberEats […]

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Defending The Human Rights Of Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has come out strongly against proposed Federal legislation that undermines workers. The Labor Government has made a submission to the Australian Senate against the Ensuring Integrity Bill, which targets the union movement and its officials. The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2019, which could be passed before the end of […]

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Defending The Human Rights Of Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government has come out strongly against proposed Federal legislation that undermines workers by attacking their union representatives. The Labor Government has made a submission to the Australian Senate against the Ensuring Integrity Bill, which targets the union movement and its officials. The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2019, which could be […]

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Making Long Service Benefits Accessible For More Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is doing more to ensure Victorians working in the community service, cleaning and security sectors are aware of new portable long service benefits that will soon apply to them. A major advertising campaign and ‘pop-up’ info sessions will run in all major regional centres over September –ensuring staff and their employers […]

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Supporting Contract Workers With Long Service Benefits

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fairer for people working in security, contract cleaning and community services with the commencement of the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme on 1 July. It means Victorians in these industries will now be able to accrue long service entitlements and transfer them from job to job within the […]

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Victorians Have Their Say About The Gig Economy

The Andrews Labor Government’s Inquiry into the On-Demand Workforce has received almost 100 submissions from workers, unions, businesses and academics, with the exploitation of staff and unfair business advantage being major themes. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas and Chair of the Inquiry Natalie James today thanked submitters for sharing their experiences, with the submissions […]

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Making Long Service Leave Portable For More Victorians

New reforms giving early childhood and disability workers the ability to carry their long service benefits with them from job to job could kick in from as early as January next year. They would follow workers in the community service, contract cleaning and security industries, who are set to access portable long service benefits from […]

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Providing A Level Playing Field For Victoria’s Public Sector

More than 130,000 Victorian public servants will get greater levels of consistency and fairness when negotiating their enterprise bargaining agreements thanks to legislative reforms by the Andrews Labor Government. The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2018 passed the Upper House today, giving public sector employers, workers and unions more bargaining rights so they can […]

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Delivering Fairness To Those Who Deliver For Us

The Andrews Labor Government is making work safer and fairer for owner drivers and forestry contractors, including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today introduced a Bill to Parliament that will help ensure owner drivers and forestry contractors are paid correctly, are safer at work and can better […]

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