Parliament Human Rights Committee considers BSWAT Bill

The Human Rights Committee of the Australian Parliament has considered the BSWAT Bill currently before the Parliament and found it wanting …

“The committee notes that the scheme provides for the payment of an amount equal to 50 per cent of what a person would have been paid had their wages been assessed only on the productivity component of BSWAT.4 The precise calculation will be set out in rules determined by the minister.5 However, the committee notes that, while the statement of compatibility states that the scheme provides an ‘effective remedy’ for eligible workers,6 it does not provide any substantive analysis of how the scheme payment rates may be regarded, for human rights purposes, as an effective remedy, understood as being fair and reasonable compensation for the breach of human rights suffered by affected individuals as a result of unlawful discrimination.”

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Make a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee by 23 July 2014

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