Media Release: Australia needs urgent labour market reform, not an inquiry

The Abbott Government should abandon its tedious and lengthy Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia’s industrial relations settings, and instead move urgently to free up the labour market in order to stimulate the economy.

Australian and international experts will outline the case for urgent liberalisation of Australia’s labour market at the HR Nicholls Society’s annual conference, to be held in Brisbane next week.

The slowing economy, job-sapping union militancy and the developed world’s highest labour unit costs will be on the agenda for discussion at the conference on May 17. Read more