​The Job Maker Hiring Credit Scheme in NSW

Recently the Commonwealth Parliament passed laws to introduce the Job Maker Hiring Credit Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme provides an incentive to employers to hire workers aged between 16 to 35 years old, by providing a hiring credit payment to employers. 

Employers seeking to advertise and recruit for positions in reliance on the Scheme may wish to seek their own legal advice about their obligations under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (ADA) as individual circumstances will differ. 

Employers who discriminate against older employees while seeking to operate under the Scheme, such as dismissing or altering the terms and conditions of their employment, may be in contravention of the ADA, which makes discrimination on the basis of age in the area of employment unlawful. 

As an employee, if you have experienced discrimination, you can make a complaint of unlawful discrimination through ADNSW’s complaints process. More information about making a complaint can be found on our website or you can contact our enquiries service on 1800 670 812 or adbcontact@justice.nsw.gov.au