House passes legislation to lock-in historic equal pay rises

12 October 2012

The House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation that ensures the Australian Government’s $2.8 billion share of the equal pay increases awarded by Fair Work Australia to social and community services sector workers is secure now and in the future. The Social and Community Services Pay Equity Special Account locks in the Australian Government’s $2.8 billion contribution to these pay rises over the next eight years for its directly funded programs and programs funded through Commonwealth-State Agreements.

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