Qld hotline for workers worried about new IR laws

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Qld hotline for workers worried about new IR laws

The Queensland Government has set up a hotline for workers worried about the impact of the federal WorkChoices changes.

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The Queensland Government has set up a hotline for workers worried about the impact of the federal WorkChoices changes. The Minister for Industrial Relations, Tom Barton, said workers could ring the number and discuss their concerns with State Government workplace relations specialists.


Free call

The free-call hotline opened today and is manned by staff from the Queensland Department of Industrial Relations. Barton said the hotline is part of the new ‘Fair Go Queensland Advisory Service’ which is being established for the benefit of both Queensland employers and workers.

He said the Fair Go service has also been established for employers, to help them interpret the new legislation. Barton said there was a need for fair and balanced information to be made available to Queenslanders. ‘Young workers, women, casuals and anyone else who has traditionally been exploited at the workplace are even more vulnerable with these contemptible laws,’ he said.


Telephone number

The free call hotline phone number is 1300 737 841.

Barton said other features of the advisory service would be announced in the next few weeks as they are finalised. The Queensland and NSW State Governments will challenge the WorkChoices legislation in the High Court.


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