Outdated IR System Destroying Australia’s Competitiveness

Adam Creighton has a piece in today’s Australian (paywall protected) on how Australia’s inflexible and antiquated industrial relations laws is dragging down our productivity.

According to a 2013 report by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre, Australia has fallen to its lowest level on the productivity index in 25 years:

AUSTRALIA has fallen to its least-competitive position among 60 advanced and developing economies in a quarter of a century…

The main reason for the decline in Australian competitiveness was worsening labour market flexibility, which deteriorated by more than any other factor in the past year. Read more

2013 Conference: Unions In Control

Registration is now open for the 2013 Conference:  “Unions in Control”

VENUE:         Morgan’s 401 Collins Street, Melbourne.
DATE:            July 8, 2013
TIME:             1:00pm – 5:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm for 7:00pm

Speakers include:

Mr Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield on how deregulation is key to lifting the services secton

Theresa Moltoni, Managing Director IRIQ, Brisbane; Board Member,  HR Nicholls Society on the changing industrial relations landscape & recent developments

Kyle Kutasi, General Manager of PGS Industries, Perth; Board Member, HR Nicholls Society on President Obama’s controversial appointments to the US National Labor Relations Board

Special Guest

Dr Chris Roberts, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
Cochlear Ltd

Click HERE to register online and secure your place!