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Don't vote for 'Labor lite', vote for the real thing: Shorten

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HC Online | 14 Jun 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
One of the last scheduled IR debates prior to the federal election took place in Melbourne on Friday – HC was there to catch the action.
  • Chris Golis | 14 Jun 2013, 05:08 PM Agree 0
    According to Shorten the current industrial relations laws are working well. Why then according to the NAB business survey are business confidence and capital expenditure at their lowest value for four years and employment trending downwards. This Labor government has shattered business confidence and the only reason Australia is holding up is because of the earlier decisions made by the Hawke, Keating and Howard governments.
  • Tara | 14 Jun 2013, 07:17 PM Agree 0
    Current industrial relations laws are stifting business. Business go through cycles and need flexibility. Now they think twice before hiring and cant expand and contract to adapt to changing market conditions. Not good for employment and economy in general.
  • Action Required | 15 Jun 2013, 07:41 AM Agree 0
    Perhaps Mr Shorten, should take a massive pay cut by at least 70% and live on the wage that most of every day people have to try and live on each week. And why are the current unemployment numbers incorrect.....Shame on you, there is more unemployment then shown in the so called numbers list and Business confidence is down, down, down. Get a real job Mr Shorten and see how it feels to live on the average wage that you expect every day folks to live on and put an action in place to support business's to employ people, the people and business's of Australia have been let down by your Government, but of course when you leave your job, you will still get the benefits from the every day people of Australia and the Business's that you have not supported. I do believe that when you lose government, you should also lose 'your benefits' like everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shouldn't we, the Australian people have a say in what you should be paid ? Put your pay rate to the Australian People to vote on !!!!!!! Oh no, that's right you control your own pay rate.....Shame, Shame.
  • RivercityIR | 15 Jun 2013, 09:42 AM Agree 0
    For those of us that deal with the legislation day in day out you can see quite clearly that there was very little change from Workchoices to the FWA. In fact it should have been named "Workchoices Lite". The current legislation doe snot say you cannot have productivity, nor does it say you cannot have flexibility. It comes down purely to employers and HR not knowing how to use the legislation, after years of relying on the legislation to do everything for them. Stop relying on lawyers, stop relying on employer associations, and HR needs to get upskilled on IR before its to late.....then again for some its to late already.
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