Industrial Relations

Individuals working with vulnerable clients must have immediate access to PPE

Greens spokesperson for Community Services Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to ensure that community workers caring for vulnerable people have immediate access to personal protective equipment (PPE) as the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

Hon Xamon said she was very concerned at reports that employees providing essential personal care supports to seniors and people with disability were not being given access to masks, gloves and other PPE.


32. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Industrial Relations:

I refer to the exclusion of offshore construction workers from the definition of “construction industry” in the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985.

(1)  Does the minister accept that the exclusion of construction workers on ships from the portable paid long service leave scheme is inequitable?

(2)  Does the minister support legislative reform to address this issue?


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