The Fair Work (Clothing Outworker Code of Practice) Regulations 2007 was published in the Government Gazette on 18 October 2007. The Code of Practice is contained in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.
The Regulations will commence on 1 March 2008. This will allow a 6 month grace period prior to the Code of Practice coming into operation. The SA Code strengthens the protections for clothing outworkers by creating greater transparency in the supply and production chain.
The SA Code has been developed after taking into account the results of consultation with key stakeholders and legislative developments in other States and the Commonwealth. In addition, the SA Code maintains consistency with the current requirements of relevant industrial standards in South Australia including the Clothing Trades Award (SA) and the Fair Work Act 1994.
View more information about the Clothing Outworker Protection Code from the links below.