Loopholes closed as major wins for Australian workers pass Parliament

9 February, 2024

The cumulative effect of these legislative reforms represents the biggest changes to workplace laws in the last 25 years and goes a long way to restoring fairness and a level playing field for employees.  

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary Sally McManus said the passing of the bill in two parts (the first in December 2023 and the second in February 2024) resulted from union members’ campaigning to ensure fair wages, secure jobs and better working conditions. 

“The Australian public understands that this legislation delivers better rights for workers, which deliver better wages during the cost-of-living crisis,” Ms McManus said. 

“These changes will make work a safer place to be and give workers a pay boost at a time where they really need it,” she said. 

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