Fall in Employment Confirms Urgent Need for Action by Abbott Government

Fall in Employment Confirms Urgent Need for Action by Abbott Government

The fall in employment of nearly 11,000 in August confirms the earlier call by the HR Nicholls Society’s to Tony Abbott (see release of 25 Aug) to  make the major changes to the existing legislation that will be needed just to reach the “sensible centre” to which he committed the Coalition.

The foreshadowed restoration of ABCC powers and other minor reforms are welcome but will not change the behaviour of militant unions outside the construction industry. Read more

Election Result – Senate Result to Help Abbott

Are you sick to death of seeing, hearing and reading that Labor lost because of disunity? Watching the TV interviews on the election night had me switching from one t’other (with a bit of footy in between!) trying to find any substantive discussion of policy differences.

As I have suggested below, provided Abbott holds his side together Labor is stuck in a union rut which is likely to keep it there for some years. If unionist Shorten is elected as Labor’s new leader that could only extend its time adrift. Read more