Category: Minister for Industrial Relations

Delivering For Victoria’s Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government’s labour hire licensing scheme, which protects some of Victoria’s most vulnerable workers and cracks down on shonky operators, is now law. The Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017 passed the Victorian Legislative Council this evening, protecting labour hire workers from being underpaid and exploited by labour hire businesses and hosts. The scheme is […]

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Minimum Wage Boost Welcomed In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase the minimum wage and award minimum wages in their Annual Wage Review. Workers will get a $24.30-a-week pay rise with the national minimum wage increasing to $719.20 a week. The Fair Work Commission has lifted the minimum wage by 3.5 per cent, […]

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Long Service Leave Now Fairer For Victorian Women

Long service leave is now fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last night the Long Service Act Bill passed the Legislative Council, ensuring it will become law in Victoria. The changes to the Long Service Leave Act now mean that any period of paid parental leave […]

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Standing Up For Geelong’s Most Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on abuse and exploitation of Geelong’s workers and cleaning up the labour lire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins joined labour hire workers at Geelong Trades Hall Council today to call on the Liberals and Nationals to support the Labour Hire Licensing Bill. Unlike the Turnbull Government, […]

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More Portable Long Service Leave For Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving community services, security and contract cleaning workers the Long Service Leave they deserve. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins will introduce legislation today that will make long service leave available to workers who up until now have missed out through no fault of their own. Under the new laws, […]

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Victorians Deserve A Wage Rise And A Fair Go

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for an increase to award and minimum wages to tackle stagnating wage growth, rising inequality and reduce cost of living pressures on Victorian families. In its submission to the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Wage Review, the Labor Government says the minimum hourly wage should be increased to $19 an […]

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Making Long Service Leave Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making long service leave fairer and more flexible for women, parents and carers. The new Long Service Leave Act, which will be debated in Victorian Parliament this week, will stop women and parents being discriminated against and losing hard earned long service leave. Currently, the Long Service Leave Act treats […]

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Standing Up For Bendigo’s Most Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on abuse and exploitation of Bendigo’s workers and cleaning up the Labour Hire industry. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins joined labour hire workers at Bendigo Trades Hall today to call on the Liberals and Nationals to take action to stop the exploitation of vulnerable workers. Unlike the […]

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Next Steps To Fix The Gender Pay Gap In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has released the most comprehensive data on Victoria’s public sector pay gap. Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced that the gender pay gap in the Victorian Public Sector is 12 per cent, as outlined in the State of the Public Sector Report released today. The report […]

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Victoria Leads The Way On Gender Pay Equity

The Andrews Labor Government will bring together key businesses leaders, decision-makers and influencers from across Victoria to tackle gender pay inequity at a landmark conference next month. The Minister for Industrial Relations and the Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today announced details of the Women@Work Conference – a forum that will help Victorian businesses tackle […]

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