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]