Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.
The major iron miner Fortescue Metals has called for the income tax exemption ceiling for employee share schemes to be lifted from $1000 to $5000, arguing the cap is too low to provide a "meaningful incentive".
The Victorian government's landmark inquiry into the on-demand workforce recommends codifying work status in the Fair Work Act rather than relying on "indistinct" common law tests, as well as relaxing laws to enable those engaged in the gig economy to bargain collectively.
Victoria's Andrews Government has today announced separate reviews of protections against s-xual harassment in the state's courts and tribunals, and in the law firms that tender to the government for legal services.
A major union-commissioned study has found the NDIS workforce is "carrying the costs and risks" of disability service provision, performing high levels of unpaid work and unable to recoup significant out of pocket expenses