Tasmanian workers are highly valued by this Government and we fully support an effective state industrial relations system. The
Tasmanian Industrial Commission is important in determining decent wages and conditions for working Tasmanians and the Government supports the reasonable indexation of minimum wages each year through the Commission. The Government remains committed to the principle of collective bargaining.
Through Workplace Standards Tasmania (WST), this Government will continue to improve workplace health and safety. We will promote awareness of occupational health and safety issues in the workplace and improve levels of compliance.
The Government will continue to improve the legislative framework supporting workplace health and safety. It will provide support to the WorkCover Tasmania Board, which oversees the operation of the state’s workers rehabilitation and compensation scheme and reports independently to the Minister.