| FWC 8251|
|FAIR WORK COMMISSION|
Fair Work Act 2009
s.156—4 yearly review of modern awards
4 yearly review of modern awards—Award stage—Group 4—Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010—Substantive claims
DEPUTY PRESIDENT CLANCY
MELBOURNE, 4 DECEMBER 2019
4 yearly review of modern awards – award stage – group 4 awards – substantive issues – Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 – background paper to be published.
 On 2 September 2019, the Full Bench in this matter issued a Decision 1 stating that it did not propose to determine the claim of the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union (ASU) to insert a new clause 20.10 in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award) to provide for a community language skills allowance at that time and that a Background Paper would be prepared summarising the submissions, evidence and other material before us. It was also indicated that a Statement would be issued setting out how the Full Bench proposed to finalise its consideration of this claim.
 This Statement deals with the Background Paper that is being published today. The document has been prepared to assist in the further consideration of the matter. It is a background paper only and does not purport to be a comprehensive discussion of the issues involved. It does not represent the view of the Commission on any issue.
 Parties will be asked to comment on the Background Paper during the course of a conference to be convened by me, on a date to be fixed and at which time the ASU’s claim will be discussed further.
 The listing of this conference will be discussed with interested parties at the Directions Hearing for this matter before the Full Bench, which is to take place at 9:30 am AEDT on Thursday, 5 December 2019. Notice of the Directions Hearing was given in the Statement 2 of the Full Bench issued on 3 December 2019.
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1  FWCFB 6067.
2  FWCFB 8177.