Anthony Albanese targets labour hire wage thieves

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has tabled a private members’ bill which he says aims to end the ‘labour hire rorts’ that are “ripping off” workers across the Australian economy.

The bill is aimed at ensuring that labour hire workers doing the same work as directly hired employees receive the same pay and conditions, and Albanese has urged the federal government to back it.

As usual, Australian Industry Group (AIG) CEO Innes Willox has described the bill as “unwarranted, unfair and unworkable”, while Industrial Relations Minister Michaelia Cash has accused Labor and unions of “demonising” Australians who choose to undertake casual or part-time work.

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