Since May 2023, Ai Group has been heavily engaged in a formal consultation process implemented by the Australian Government in relation to the third tranche of legislative amendments to be introduced before the end of 2023.
The Federal Government has publicly announced the following areas of reform:
DEWR also released more detailed consultation papers in relation to some of the measures above, namely in respect of:
Ai Group has filed comprehensive submissions in response to the more detailed consultation papers dealing with the topics above and will be engaged in detailed consultation with DEWR over the development of any proposed legislative reforms.
Although most of the matters discussed in the consultations with DEWR remain confidential, Ai Group has been able to publish most of the submissions it has provided to DEWR on this dedicated webpage that will continue to be updated with key developments.
Ai Group members wanting to discuss the abovementioned matters or share any views are encouraged to contact Brent Ferguson, Head of National Workplace Relations Policy at: Brent.Ferguson@aigroup.com.au.
It is expected that the third tranche of amendments will be introduced into Federal Parliament shortly, but no specific date has been announced.