On 19 June 2014, the Senate referred the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 and Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014 to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. 

Submissions were sought by 23 July 2014. The reporting date was 26 August 2014. On 26 August 2014, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 27 August 2014.



Past Public Hearings

24 Jul 2014: Melbourne, VIC

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Report

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014
Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014

27 August 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-074-2

View the report as a single document - (PDF 265KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 12KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 59KB)

Background
Purpose and key provisions of the bills
Consideration by other committees
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 95KB)

Calculation of the 'payment amount'
Legal consequences of accepting a payment
Timeframes involved in obtaining a payment
Requirements for an 'effective acceptance'
Appointment, powers and duties of nominees
Committee view

Labor Senators’ Dissenting Report (PDF 27KB)

Governments must do more to support people with disability into employment
The Bill
The right to pursue legal redress
Nominee provisions
A long term solution

Australian Greens’ Dissenting Report (PDF 29KB)

Accessing the Payment
Power to appoint a nominee
Viability of ADE
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 8KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 9KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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