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Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee

Summary

Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

In light of the short timeframe for this inquiry, this letter is not an exhaustive submission and will not consider each provision of the Bill. The Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission) previously made a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards, in relation to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) proposal that all Modern Awards include specific provisions relating to paid family and domestic violence leave (previous submission). The Commission’s previous submission is attached and relied upon. This letter briefly reiterates the views expressed by the Commission in that submission, in the context of the current Bill, and makes further recommendations for reform.