The Case for a National Portable Long Service Leave Scheme in Australia

This report explores the feasibility of a nationally consistent portable long service leave scheme for Australia. The changing nature of the workforce means that most Australian workers no longer achieve long service leave. This has a negative impact on career-long productivity. By introducing a portable scheme – which means that workers could accrue long service leave irrespective of how frequently they change job – workers in the modern economy are able to achieve the same entitlements as previous generations of Australians.

June 2013
Shauna Ferris

Catriona Lavermicocca

Chris Wright

Louise Thornthwaite

Sharron O'Neill

Salut Muhidin

Tim Kyng

Nick Parr

Ray Markey