1st June 2021
An independent review of Coal LSL’s framework is currently underway after being commissioned by the Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Michaelia Cash, to ensure the scheme’s ongoing success as a contemporary Government corporation serving the interests of the Australian black coal mining industry. Managing and regulating portable long service leave entitlements for the black coal industry, Coal LSL faces a unique operating environment that has evolved considerably over its history in line with an industry now comprising employers of all sizes and a diverse, mobile workforce. In this context, it is important Coal LSL’s framework is adapted to better support the contemporary coal mining industry and its workforce. The independent review will develop recommendations to advance the Fund to meet the industry’s changing needs while aligning with the government’s vision of a contemporary scheme with the highest standards of public sector governance. The review will draw on a range of sources, including consultation with stakeholders on specific issues. On completion, a report will be handed to the Minister for Industrial Relations for her consideration of its recommendations. This review will not impact Coal LSL’s normal services and operations and will not affect accrual or the entitlements of eligible employees. The outcome of the review will be provided after the report is handed down and the Minister has considered its recommendations. Please visit the Attorney-General's Department website to learn more about the review and how you can participate in the consultation process. Note: from June 2023 this information is housed on the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations website.