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VIC Government should reconsider its position on office fines

The Australian Industry Group has called on the Victorian Government to reconsider its position to heavily fine employers for requiring workers to attend their work sites and offices.

According to the Victorian Head of the national employers association, the Australian Industry Group, Tim Piper: "This decision flies in the face of the positive interaction between Government and industry during this pandemic crisis.

"The Premier has successfully sought the support of industry during this period. But this is an unfair rebuke and one which is potentially divisive between employees and employers. You don’t want employees being asked to dob in their bosses," Mr Piper said.

"The most appropriate approach is to encourage employers and employees to be working together, to maintain social distancing and ensure as many people stay home as possible," he said.

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