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 Casual employees will now have the right to request to move to full-time or part-time employment, the Australian Government has announced.

The Fair Work Commission made the decision after four years of proceedings, taking into consideration the evidence provided by unions and employer representatives.

Australian Resources & Energy Group (AMMA) said the change would not bring much impact to its members. However, it supports the legislative regime providing greater certainty on who is and who isn’t a casual employee.