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Monday, 7 November 2016
Page: 3001


The following notices were given:

Mr Dutton to present a bill for an act to amend the Migration Act 1958, and for other purposes. (Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016)

Mr Giles to move:

That this House:

(1) condemns the shocking findings uncovered by the Victorian Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work, including revelations of widespread underpayment, workplace health and safety breaches, maltreatment of workers, and tax avoidance in Victoria;

(2) welcomes the 35 recommendations made by the Inquiry in its Final Report (August 2016);

(3) commends the Victorian Government for:

(a) establishing the Inquiry; and

   (b) committing to a labour hire licensing scheme in response to the Inquiry's Final Report; and

(4) calls on the Australian Government to:

(a) investigate the operation of the labour hire industry Australia-wide; and

(b) commit to developing a national response to widespread exploitation in the industry based on findings.