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Fair Work Ombudsman – Inquiry into the procurement of security services by local governments

The Fair Work Ombudsman [FWO] conducted an Inquiry [the Inquiry] in response to industry concerns that security employees were being underpaid in the local government sector by forcing prices to unsustainably low levels.

Following a comprehensive information and awareness campaign, the Inquiry focused on 23 local government councils and examined the labour procurement arrangements relating to the engagement of security services.

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