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Turnbull’s Internship Program Illegal Under Current Laws

According to legal advice the implementation of would require new legislation to legalise a second class category of $4 per hour workers and remove those employees’ basic rights under the Fair Work Act.

With employment law experts questioning the legality of of Turnbull’s internship program under the current legislative framework the need to scrap it would mean potentially blowing a $478 million black hole in the budget.

“For a Government to change the law to allow big companies to exploit workers on $4 an hour, while stripping them of protections and entitlements under the Fair Work Act is one of the heaviest betrayals of Australian workers since WorkChoices,” said ACTU President Ged Kearney

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