Queensland Code of Practice on Employment and Outwork Obligations, textile clothing and footwear suppliers
The Queensland Government is firmly committed to providing all Queenslanders with a fair and balanced system of industrial relations. A system that supports economic prosperity and social justice providing protections for employees and employers. In keeping with this commitment, the Queensland Government undertook a jointly funded campaign with the Federal Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business to investigate award compliance in the clothing industry.
This Code of Practice on Employment and Outwork Obligations for Textile Clothing and Footwear Suppliers will apply to all contracts for the supply of textile articles, clothing, footwear, and related goods and components to government agencies and other signatories to this code. This code outlines what is required of government agencies and other signatories in their dealings with the industry, and of employer and industry associations and unions operating in the industry.
The Government's objectives for industry development are aimed at making industry internationally competitive, at achieving the highest standards in all business practices and, in particular, at the creation of employment.
These definitions apply in the context of this Code: Award, Affirmative action, Textile Clothing and Footwear Industry, Client, Contract, Contractor, Employer, Employee, Employer association, Goods, Government agency or agencies, Industry association, Monitoring, Queensland Government purchasing policies, practices and tendering requirements, Outworker, Prime Contractor, Principal, Procurement, Purchasing, Record, Registered employer, Signatory, Service provider, Subcontractor, Tenderers, Tenders, Union.
This section defines the roles, responsibilities and obligations of government agencies and other signatories and all parties involved in supplying textile articles, clothing, footwear, related goods and components to government agencies and other signatories.
Breaches of the Code and any related Implementation Guidelines by parties to the Code as may be evidenced through non-compliance or unethical activity, may result in sanctions being invoked.
This Code will apply to all contracts for the supply of textile, clothing, footwear and related goods and components to government agencies and other signatories.