Industrial Relations

Government must send clear message that wage theft will not be tolerated

Greens spokesperson for Industrial Relations Hon Alison Xamon MLC has called on the Government to send a clear message to employers that wage theft will NOT be tolerated – and to prioritise the introduction of criminal offences against employers who exploit workers through underpayment of wages and entitlements.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday night, Hon Xamon said news stories about wage theft scandals had been frustratingly common over the past 18 months.


2515. Hon Alison Xamon to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations:

I refer to the Victorian Ombudsman’s 2016 report Investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims and WorkSafe oversight, which highlighted some disgraceful behaviour by insurance companies towards injured workers, and I ask:


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