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Mostly abandoned: Senate passes remnants of Morrison’s IR overhaul

Sumary of Mostly abandoned: Senate passes remnants of Morrison’s IR overhaul:

  • Labor industrial relations spokesman Tony Burke rubbished the government claim the outcome was anything but a failure for it, calling it a “humiliating defeat”…
  • He and Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus were still furious about the remaining casual changes, which they said would increase insecure work…
  • “There are many in the Senate, and the Labor Party in particular, who don’t share my passion for creating jobs,”..
  • Centre Alliance rift Senator Griff voted with the government alongside One Nation on the casuals changes after the government agreed to a new provision to let casual workers challenge refusals to convert them to permanent employment more easily…
  • That stance opened a rift in his party, with Centre Alliance lone lower house member, Rebekha Sharkie, issuing a statement moments after the bill passed the Senate rebuking Senator Griff….

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