Send Fair Work changes back to drawing board

Joint op-ed

Published in The Australian, 21 September 2023:

Bran Black, CEO, Business Council of Australia

Luke Achterstraat, CEO, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia

Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Ai Group

Andrew McKellar, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tania Constable, CEO, Minerals Council of Australia

“…This Bill still represents the most radical restructuring of our workplace system in decades. Despite the Government’s repeated attempts to play down its impact, the Bill will potentially impact every business – big and small – that employs casuals, uses labour hire or engages contractors and reaches across the entire gig economy.

“Furthermore, buried in the Bill, and curiously absent from the public consultation process, are significant new powers and protections for union officials and their shop stewards…”

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