Ombudsman Natalie James said organisations at the top of supply chains had an important role in influencing workplace practices ©PA Images
Ombudsman Natalie James said organisations at the top of supply chains had an important role in influencing workplace practices ©PA Images

Inquiry uncovers council supply chain labour abuses

An investigation by Australia’s fair work ombudsman has found incidences of non-compliance with workplace laws in procurement of security services by local government across the country.

Fair work inspectors conducted site visits, interviewed council procurement officials, contractors and workers and assessed records relating to more than 400 employees.

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