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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 November 2021) . . Page.. 3177 ..


Let us pick through that. So much of Labor’s focus in this space has been on trying to get us pesky Liberals to lobby our party to change policy. Mr Gentleman, who is a member of a party that has exactly the same policy, has not done any of that with those on his side. That either says that this form of lobbying is a waste of time or that Mr Gentleman does not think that Mr Albanese has a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming Prime Minister. It really goes to a number of things in this amendment. I could go on, Madam Speaker, but I think you are sick of listening to my voice at this stage. We will not be supporting the amendment.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 15

Noes 8

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Mr Cain

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Castley

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Milligan

Mr Gentleman

Mr Parton

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Employment—portable long service leave schemes

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (4.52): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:

(a) increasing trend towards insecure and casualised work that impacts modern employment patterns with only one in four Australians staying with the same employer for more than 10 years;

(b) impact that transient and insecure work has on workers in some industries who are unable to accrue leave over long periods of time;

(c) importance of equitable access to long service leave as a workplace entitlement; and

(d) success of the existing portable long service leave schemes in protecting transient workers who may remain in the same industry but move between employers;


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