House debates

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:44 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Arts) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. Under the Prime Minister's industrial relations changes, a part-time car parking attendant working only three days a week, including Saturdays and Sundays, could lose more than $13,000 a year from their take-home pay. Why is the Prime Minister punishing workers who are struggling to find and keep secure jobs during a pandemic?

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

The premise of the question, again, is wrong. That figure is totally untrue. There is no evidence whatsoever, and, if the member has such evidence, then he can explain it to the House.