House debates

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:46 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. Can the Prime Minister confirm that, under his industrial relations legislation, section 193 of the Fair Work Act is amended so that workers, instead of receiving cash for their overtime and allowances, can be paid in kind?

Hon. Members:

Honourable members interjecting

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I haven't even called the minister yet. Members will cease interjecting, particularly those I mention regularly who then seem astounded when they are ejected under 94(a). The minister has the call.

2:47 pm

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

The ability of the Fair Work Commission to take into account non-monetary benefits in making a determination about enterprise agreements was placed in the Fair Work Act by the Labor Party.