Senate passes BSWAT Payments Scheme Bill
The Senate passed the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payments Scheme Bill on 15 June 2015.
The passing of the Payments Scheme Bill is the result of concerted efforts by supporters of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) to inform Senators who voted against the original passage of the Bill about the merits of the legislation and the critical issues facing ADEs. Consequently, several senators who previously opposed the Bill, supported it in the second vote.
Supported employees will soon have the option of accepting an offer under the BSWAT Payment Scheme as an alternative to engaging in a long and uncertain court action. The Payments Scheme will commence from 1 July 2015