Wednesday, 4 March 2015
I, and also on behalf of Senator Cameron, move:
That the Senate—
(i) That the Productivity Commission has indicated it would examine penalty rates and the minimum wage in its inquiry into the workplace relations framework, and
(ii) That the Minister for Employment has:
(A) expressed surprise at the Productivity Commission examining penalty rates and the minimum wage and has ruled out any changes even if the inquiry recommends them, and
(B) at estimates subsequently refused to rule out a review of penalty rates; and
(b) calls on the Government to provide certainty to workers and businesses by directing the Productivity Commission to exclude the minimum wage and penalty rates from its inquiry into the workplace relations framework.
Question agreed to.