RESPECT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS

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RESPECT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES VOLUNTEERS

The Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.

It is about the volunteer spirit our nation was built on. It is about our communities and about the ability of our communities to look after themselves.

The legislation will be a simple change to the Fair Work Act …

So, yes, it is a thin piece of legislation—a simple change to the Fair Work Act. We do not think you need a multitude of regulations to fix this. It is a simple change. Often the simple things in life are the best. The legislation will be a simple change to the Fair Work Act, making it objectionable for workplace agreements to restrict or limit an emergency services organisation’s ability to: engage or deploy its volunteers; provide support or equipment to those volunteers; manage its relationships with or work with any recognised emergency management body in relation to those volunteers; otherwise manage its operations in relation to those volunteers.

2017-02-28T12:53:39+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Video|