SA WorkChoices inquiry will report before Federal election

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SA WorkChoices inquiry will report before Federal election

The South Australian Government is joining NSW, Victoria and Tasmania in setting up an inquiry into the effect of WorkChoices on workers and business in the State.

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The South Australian Government is joining NSW, Victoria and Tasmania in setting up an inquiry into the effect of WorkChoices on workers and business in the State.

Industrial Relations Minister, Michael Wright, said he has approached the President of the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia, Judge Peter Hannon, to conduct the inquiry.

The Commission’s final report and recommendations are to be provided to the Government within six months of the commencement of the inquiry — which should mean just before the next Federal election.

Under the SA Fair Work Act, the Commission can conduct an inquiry on industrial matters as requested by the Minister.

Expertise and experience

The inquiry coincides with the first anniversary of the implementation of WorkChoices.

‘The Commission has the expertise and experience to properly investigate the impacts of WorkChoices on South Australian employers and employees,’ Wright said. ‘They will be given the chance to make submissions on the Howard Government’s workplace changes. I encourage all interested parties to voice their opinions regarding the operation of the reforms.’

Wright said the terms of reference for the Commission will cover issues such as:

  • The ability of employers to meet operational requirements
  • The ability of employees to balance work/life commitments
  • Productivity
  • Job security
  • The impact on young people, women and employees from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Dispute resolution
  • Bargaining between employers and employees, and
  • Termination of employment

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