- ASU SA + NT Branch
Portable Long Service Leave is coming soon!
Both the SA and the NT Governments have made a commitment to the ASU that they will introduce Portable Long Service Leave legislation before the end of this year.
NORTHERN TERRITORY SCHEME
In February, your ASU Secretary Abbie Spencer and NT Organiser Julie Fraser met with Minister Paul Kirby to talk about the timeline for introducing Portable Long Service Leave for workers in the Social, Community + Disability sector.
The Government is planning on introducing legislation mid-year - so that isn't far away at all! We will keep members updated as the Bill progresses.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SCHEME
In March, South Australia's Attorney-General Kyam Maher hosted a roundtable for the ASU, SACOSS, and employers to discuss the implementation of Portable Long Service Leave for social, community, and disability workers.
The Attorney- General has taken advice about the ASU's preferred model (which is the existing Queensland PLSL Scheme) and his department is now working on the costings and logistics for a similar scheme for SA. Legislation is being drafted concurrently and we expect the Bill to be introduced into Parliament towards the end of this year.
Congratulations to all the ASU members who have campaigned for Portable Long Service Leave over the years - including our Vice President Robert Habel, Branch Councillor Broadie Boaden and Neami Workplace Rep Anna Tate pictured above with the Attorney-General.
We are so close to seeing this become a reality!