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Fair Work Act faces overhaul

Fair Work Act faces overhaul

The Federal Government is under duress to amend the Fair Work Act.

THE Federal Government is under duress to amend the Fair Work Act to institutionalise a commitment to pay equity, grant the Sex Discrimination Commissioner greater powers to act on wage discrimination, and establish a pay equity unit within Fair Work Australia with a broad mandate for change. 


Pressure is coming from the The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment and Workplace Relations - which Labor dominates - which made 63 recommendations.  


The 465-page Making it Fair report, tabled last night, recommends the government require that individual flexibility arrangements be lodged with Fair Work Australia, and that it remove the $450 per month earnings threshold for compulsory superannuation, as well as provide a portable long service leave scheme. 


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