Greens move to halt offshoring of Sensis jobs: Bandt

The Greens will move in Parliament to ensure that work done at Telstra subsidiary, Sensis, continues to be performed in Australia.

Greens MP and workplace relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt, today released a revised amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013, which will operate from today, 9 April 2013.

“Our national phone company shouldn't send up to 700 jobs overseas just to make more profit,” said Mr Bandt.

“The law already requires Telstra to produce a phone directory for the benefit of the Australian public and the Greens' amendment would require that work to be done locally.”

“As one of the major advertisers in the phone directories, the government should be using public money to protect local jobs.”

A copy of the amendment is attached.