Higher labour hire pay threatens viability: Qantas, BHP

By Dominic Giannini
Updated October 31 2023 - 6:15pm, first published 6:12pm
Unions want loopholes in labour hire laws closed to stop firms underpaying some staff. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)
Unions want loopholes in labour hire laws closed to stop firms underpaying some staff. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP PHOTOS)

Qantas and mining giant BHP have rejected new laws to close labour hire loopholes as a threat to their businesses, but unions argue the changes are necessary to stop workers' pay being undercut.

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