Thursday, 4 February 2021
Questions without Notice
My question is also to the Minister for Industrial Relations. It follows the previous question from this side and refers to a letter from Helloworld management to an employee calling for them to agree to a five-figure wages cut, which says: 'To accept the proposed adjustment to your remuneration, please sign below and return.' Is this consistent with your former finance minister's view that low wages growth was a deliberate feature of your economic architecture?
Like the Prime Minister, I've not seen that correspondence, but what I can say, definitively, is that there is nothing in the government's industrial relations reform bill which would allow for a process such as that which has been described.