House debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:55 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development. These two payslips are from two train drivers at Pacific National's coalmine in the Bowen Basin who do the same job. One is employed by Pacific National and one by a labour hire firm. The train driver employed by the labour hire firm is a casual but still earns around $300 less than his colleague every week. What action will the government take to stop this, which is hurting workers in regional Australia and is one of the measures leading to the reduction in real wages across the economy?


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