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The Qld Government is in the process of reversing some of the previous government’s legislative measures. And the AHRC is developing tools to provide guidance on supporting working parents.

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The Qld Government is in the process of reversing some of the previous government’s legislative measures. And the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is developing tools to provide guidance on supporting working parents.

Qld Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill


The Qld government is in the process of reversing some of the previous government’s legislative measures.

Currently in train is the Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill).

The policy objectives of the Bill are:

  • to give effect to the Government’s pre-election commitment “Honouring the real Labour Day” by restoring the Labour Day public holiday to the first Monday in May. The  commitment also provided for the movement of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday from June to October.
  • to support the implementation of an online application service for high risk work (HRW) licences using electronic identity verification and the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (DTMR) digital bank of customer image sets and card production processes.

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The Bill has been noted at Qld Government acts on industrial relations, where the Labour Day change was noted. The legislation also covers HRW licences – as noted above.

Australian Human Rights Commission Guidance – supporting working parents


A Quick Guide and Employer Toolkit are being developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to provide guidance to employers on supporting working parents.

The guidance was developed following the AHRC’s Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.

The AHRC is seeking comments on the documents ahead of publication in July.

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