This week I rose to speak to the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023. I made it clear to the Minister some weeks ago that the uncontroversial elements of the bill should not have been included in omnibus legislation.
This is a complex legislation and by splitting it out we can address the uncontroversial elements that need immediate implementation.
I have also proposed a number of amendments to this bill which i believe will strengthen the legislation and address this gaps.
Lastly, I sincerely welcome the extent to which the Workplace Relations Minister has made himself and his staff available to me and other members of the crossbench both before and after he introduced the legislation.