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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Page: 9594

Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaParliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (20:46): Perhaps I need to elaborate a little further so that Senator Abetz understands the differential experiences that are covered here. I am thinking myself of some examples from the retail industry where, for instance, someone undertaking health and safety training would potentially forgo a shift penalty for work they do at particular hours if they were to not carry out their regular work but go off and do training at another venue. You are talking about people who might ordinarily work a Saturday but the training is conducted Monday to Friday. They would lose, as Senator Abetz is suggesting, their regular income if they were to participate in training and that would not be appropriate.