What's in the Opposition's IR policy?

The Coalition released its IR policy today and, according to leading IR/HR news service Workplace Express, it contains "a long list of changes but no real surprises".

The policy contains no amendments to unfair dismissal or transfer of business laws.

The Coalition says it will, however:

  • initiate a Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work laws;
  • turn back the clock on right of entry;
  • introduce more hurdles to protected action;
  • amend greenfields bargaining;
  • consider creating an independent appeal jurisdiction for FWC decisions;
  • establish a registered organisations watchdog;
  • abolish the FWBC; and
  • "urgently" review the transport tribunal's future.

The Coalition also committed to doing nothing in its first term of office that it didn't spell out today.

Workplace Express has unlocked its coverage of the policy for HR Daily subscribers. Read more detail on each of the proposed changes in this article.

Workplace Express is an associate publication of HR DailyClick here to trial its IR/HR news for three weeks.

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Comment by Ange Jones on May 10, 2013 at 9:27

Thanks for the post Jo.  You mention the Coalition will abolish the ABCC however, to Labor abolished it in 2012 and replaced it with the Fair Work Building Construction unit.  The Coalition are actually planning on re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

Comment by Jo Knox on May 10, 2013 at 9:54

Thanks Ange! Apologies for the error - it's been fixed.

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