17th February 2022
17th February 2022

Independent Review update

The independent review of Coal LSL’s framework is now completed.

In a joint announcement yesterday, the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Senator Michaelia Cash, and Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women Senator Amanda Stoker said the Federal Government has agreed or agreed in principle to all 20 recommendations made by the independent review of the Coal Mining Industry Long Service Leave Framework undertaken by KPMG Australia.

The independent review, undertaken by KPMG Australia, was commissioned to consider the current frameworks of the scheme; as well as potential legislative and non-legislative measures that would ensure Coal LSL’s ongoing success as a contemporary Government corporation serving the interests of the Australian black coal mining industry.

The report addresses Coal LSL’s unique operating environment and makes recommendations to advance the Fund to meet the industry’s changing needs; and to align with the government’s model of a contemporary scheme with the highest standards of public sector governance.

In its media announcement on 16 February 2022, the Government said: ‘The Government has accepted all 10 recommendations directed to it and will take action to legislate based on the clear direction for reform set out by the independent review. The Government will support Coal LSL to implement the remaining operational recommendations.’

Coal LSL welcomes the Government’s response to the review and its support in ensuring the ongoing success of the Scheme. Coal LSL is working through the detail of the report and the recommendations made by KPMG.

Coal LSL will be communicating closely with stakeholders through the next phases of consultation.

Read the report and the Government's response.

Note: from June 2023 this information is housed on the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations website.