Government agrees to split IR bill, in last day crossbench win

Karen Barlow
Updated December 7 2023 - 6:27pm, first published 8:43am

The government's second tranche of industrial reform will be split in two, with eight worker safety measures, including controversial "same job, same pay" provisions, to pass immediately, under a last parliamentary day of the year deal.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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