The Federal Government hopes to restore certainty over the review of default super funds in awards after FSC’s court win last week that ruled the Fair Work Commission (FWC) expert panel process was invalid in its current form. Employment minister Eric Abetz said the decision had put “the review of default award super funds for ...more
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Time is running out for employers to get their paid parental systems in place before the government’s new scheme becomes mandatory on July 1, 2011.
Source: HR Report, 20 April 2011.
Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans has appealed to Fair Work Australia to take a more staged approach to award modernisation to ensure workers are not disadvantaged. In a written submission to FWA President Justice Geoffrey Giudice, Senator Evans said that had been the key issue raised in correspondence to the government about the transition to modern ...more
Award reliance is more likely among women, part-time, and casual workers, ABS figures contained in the govt submission reaffirm. Some 19.9% of women were award reliant in August, 2008, compared with 13.3% of men.
Today’s WR Ministerial Council meeting has signed-off on a new model OHS law with only WA holding out. At presstime, Dep PM & WR Minister Julia Gillard said most states and territories “have agreed to enact the agreed model OHS Act”, while WA has agreed to continue to aim for national harmonisation of OHS laws