Carers Victoria submission to the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced ten national employment standards, one of which was the right to request flexible work for parents of preschool aged children and parents of a person with a disability below the age of eighteen. Since then, much work has been done advocating to extend the right to request for all carers. Two committees, the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee and the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment, invited comment from individuals and organisations to a Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013. Carers Victoria has made submissions to both committees advocating on behalf of all carers for their right to appeal if their request for flexible work is refused.

Carers Victoria submission to the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

The Fair Work Act 2009 introduced ten national employment standards, one of which was the right to request flexible work for parents of preschool aged children and parents of a person with a disability below the age of eighteen. Since then, much work has been done advocating to extend the right to request for all carers. Two committees, the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee and the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment, invited comment from individuals and organisations to a Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013. Carers Victoria has made submissions to both committees advocating on behalf of all carers for their right to appeal if their request for flexible work is refused.
Carers Victoria acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders both past and present.

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