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Wednesday, 25 February 1987
Page: 595


Senator BOSWELL —I refer the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations to recommendation 19 of the report of the Hancock Committee of Review into Australian Industrial Relations Law and Systems, which recommends that the Federal Conciliation and Arbitration Commission be given jurisdiction over previously independent sub-contractors and that these sub-contractors be considered as employees. Is it the Government's intention to introduce legislation which will implement recommendation 19 of the Hancock report and, if so, when will the Government be introducing this legislation?


Senator WALSH —I cannot remember what the decision on recommendation 19 was explicitly, but the Government intends to introduce legislation in this session giving effect to the decisions. Senator Boswell will have to wait for that legislation to be introduced to find out what the response is to recommendation 19 of the Hancock report.