House debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:32 pm

Photo of Nick ChampionNick Champion (Spence, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm that, under his new workplace laws, workers who stack supermarket shelves five nights a week from 6 pm to 10 pm could lose up to $5,500 a year? Why is the Prime Minister's Christmas thankyou to frontline workers a cut in their take-home pay?

Photo of Christian PorterChristian Porter (Pearce, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | | Hansard source

With respect to the member for Spence's question, the scenario he outlines is not possible and would not happen—not now, not under what has been proposed by way of reform, not ever.