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Monday, 21 November 2011
Page: 9117

Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

(Question No. 1241)


Senator Abetz asked the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 21 September 2011:

Are all aspects of the Fair Work Act 2009 working as intended; if not:

   (a) what sections or aspects of the Act are not working as intended;

   (b) what has the Government done to correct these areas; and

   (c) how does the Government intend to correct any areas of concern.


Senator Chris Evans: The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Available evidence indicates that the Fair Work Act is working as intended. However, the Government notes concerns raised by some stakeholders. The scheduled review of the Fair Work Act will provide an opportunity to further examine the evidence relating to the operation of the Fair Work Act.