Compulsory insurance off the government's agenda

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Compulsory insurance off the government's agenda

In HR Link 52000subscribers were informed of a meeting between the federal Workplace Relations Minister and his State Industrial Relations counterparts.

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In HR Link 52000subscribers were informed of a meeting between the federal Workplace Relations Minister and his State Industrial Relations counterparts. The meeting, which is known as the Workplace Relations Ministers Council, was held in Sydney on Thursday 27 April 2000 and canvassed issues such as the impending Safety Net Review decision, unpaid employee entitlements, and the use of the corporations power to establish one national industrial relations system.

In relation to the issue of schemes that would assist employees in respect of unpaid entitlements upon employer insolvency, the federal Government made it clear that a compulsory insurance scheme was not a viable option. This was predominantly because of the adverse impact that compulsory insurance would have on employers. Employer associations, who had all along lobbied the government that a compulsory insurance scheme would result in increased costs and lower productivity, welcomed this stance.

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