Review targets Queensland IR laws

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Review targets Queensland IR laws

An independent reference group will carry out the first major review of Queensland’s industrial relations laws since 1998. It will examine contemporary and emerging IR matters include bullying, gender equality and work-life balance.

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Jim McGowan AM will chair an independent reference group which will carry out the first major review of Queensland’s industrial relations laws since 1998.

The taskforce will consist of industry representatives, lawyers, academics, unions and employer groups such as the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group

Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Curtis Pitt said the review would also consider contemporary and emerging industrial relations matters.

“These will include workplace bullying, domestic and family violence, gender equality and work-life balance,” he said.

“The review will also consider changes in standard working arrangements such as telecommuting."

Jim McGowan previously served as deputy director-general of the Department of Industrial Relations and director-general of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

He is currently adjunct professor, School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University.

The reference group will report back to the Industrial Relations Minister by December.

Community input to the review can be made here
 
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