Inquiry of the Select Committee on Work and Care
The Law Council of Australia (Law Council) is pleased to provide this submission to the Senate Select Committee on Work and Care (Committee) in response to its Inquiry into matters relating to work and care in Australia (Inquiry).
The Law Council acknowledges the contributions of its Equal Opportunity Committee, the Industrial Law Committee of its Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section, and the New South Wales Bar Association to this submission.
This submission focuses on item (c) of the Committee’s Terms of Reference: the adequacy of workplace laws in relation to work and care and proposals for reform.
Adequacy of workplace laws in relation to work and care
Current entitlements and protections provided to carers by the Fair Work Act