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Motion: Inquiry into portable long service leave

Lee's motion for the Education and Employment References Committee to inquire into the creation of a portable long service leave scheme does not receive Senate support. 

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:20): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 November 2014:

Portable long service leave, with consideration given to:

(a) the creation of a nationwide portable workplace entitlement scheme for long service leave and any other appropriate entitlements, taking into account:

(i) the number of Australian workers in insecure work, and

(ii) increased workplace mobility and increasingly precarious working conditions;

(b) developing recommendations as to how any such scheme could be paid for and implemented, including:

(i) the role of existing portable long service leave schemes operating in some sectors, and

(ii) how the scheme should be coordinated and by whom; and

(c) any other relevant matters.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Rhiannon be agreed to.

The Senate divided. [12:24]

Question negatived.

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