Workplace relations and safety issues did not feature heavily in the Coalition’s re-election campaign in 2019, and as a result the 'status quo' is expected to remain for the main part with respect to government policy on employment and safety related issues.

While there is no indication that core government priorities in this space have changed, hot button areas continue to be gender equality in the public service (including in relation to pay equity and combatting unconscious bias) and enhancing mental health initiatives.

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