House debates

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:53 pm

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

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?

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


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.