Senate debates

Thursday, 19 June 2014


Education and Employment References Committee; Reference

12:20 pm

Photo of Lee RhiannonLee Rhiannon (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014:

Portable long service leave, with consideration given to:

(a) the creation of a nationwide portable workplace entitlement scheme for long service leave and any other appropriate entitlements, taking into account:

(i) the number of Australian workers in insecure work, and

(ii) increased workplace mobility and increasingly precarious working conditions;

(b) developing recommendations as to how any such scheme could be paid for and implemented, including:

(i) the role of existing portable long service leave schemes operating in some sectors, and

(ii) how the scheme should be coordinated and by whom; and

(c) any other relevant matters.

Photo of John HoggJohn Hogg (President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the motion moved by Senator Rhiannon be agreed to.