Report

Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014

24 September 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-089-6

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 218KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 3KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 (PDF 160KB)

Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Rationale for the bill
Overview of the bill
Human rights implications
Financial Impact Statement
Acknowledgement
Notes on References

 
CHAPTER 2 - Key Issues (PDF 130KB)

Capping redundancy entitlement at 16 weeks
Reasonable steps to pursue a debt
Offsetting debts owed to an employer
Does the current Scheme create a 'moral hazard'?
Conclusion
Recommendation 1

 
LABOR SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 99KB)

The committee majority has failed to demonstrate justification for the bill
The bill punishes workers without addressing underlying issues or alternate savings measures
The bill constitutes a broken promise from the government

 
AUSTRALIAN GREENS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 88KB)

Older employees
Cutting redundancy payments
Reasonable steps to pursue a debt
Exploited employees
Phantom moral hazard
Making the country less prosperous

 
APPENDIX 1 (PDF 71KB)
Submissions Received
Response to Questions on Notice
 
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 5KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eewr.sen@aph.gov.au

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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