The Pathway to Productivity is through Industrial Relations Reform
During the 46th Parliamentary term, the Australian Government has a long overdue opportunity to fix inefficiencies and reduce red tape within Australia’s workplace laws, boosting our nation’s productivity and competitiveness.
Through its national representative association AREEA, the industry recommends key policy changes that would improve relations between employers and employees, lift business confidence, encourage real wage rises and restore Australia’s reputation as an attractive place to invest and do business.
These changes address a number of elements within Australia’s industrial relations system that cause significant productivity and competitive impacts in the daily operating of resources and energy businesses.
Key workplace reform priorities identified by Australia’s resources and energy industry
IN AGREEMENT MAKING
The enterprise bargaining framework has become far too complex for employers and employees to navigate. Click here for the business case for agreement making reform
TO CASUAL EMPLOYMENT
Casual employment is a legitimate model of employment which many Australians consider broadly satisfactory to their individual skills and needs.Click here for the business case for casual employment reform
Casual employment is a legitimate model of employment which many Australians consider broadly satisfactory to their individual skills and needs.Click here for the business case for Project Life Agreements
Employers are increasingly faced with excessive risk exposure and costs of managing unmeritorious claims through the adverse action provisions of the Fair Work Act.Click here for the business case for adverse action / general protections reform
There should be no question of reinstatement where an employer has conducted a full, proper, and fair investigation and a finding that a valid reason for termination exists.Click here for the business case for unfair dismissal reform
OF THE FWC
Employers continue to be frustrated and concerned by the dysfunction and inefficiencies at the Fair Work Commission.Click here for the business case for reform at the Fair Work Commission
Regenerating public confidence in relation to the conduct and operation of registered organisations is important. Click here for the business case for reform
IN INDUSTRIAL AWARDS
Australia is the only country in the world with an industrial award system – making an already over-regulated industrial relations system even more complex and difficult. Click here for the business case for award system reform