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New Industrial Relations laws mean a return to fairness

Queensland’s workers have been instrumental in agitating new laws passed last month cleaning up the industrial relations chaos left by the Newman LNP government and restore fairness to Queensland’s industrial relations framework.

An Easter Sunday public holiday, 10 days’ paid domestic violence leave and the reinstatement of collective bargaining for public sector employees are key elements of the new laws. The new laws also include stronger anti-bullying protections, the right of workers to request flexible working arrangements, and makes it easier for part-time and casual public servants to secure full-time, secure work.

The broad-ranging Queensland legislation covers state public servants and council employees.

The Palazsczuk Labor Government was elected on their promise to restore fairness to Queensland’s workplace laws following the three years of sackings, threats, intimidation and bullying from the Newman LNP Government.