Release type: Media Release


Media statement


Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for Employment
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Tasmania

The claim today that the Government has any plans to change the way penalty rates are determined is false.

There will be no change to the way penalty rates are set.

The role of determining minimum wages and conditions, including penalty rates, will remain with the Fair Work Commission.