Son of Labor-voting unionists calls for curbs on labour market intervention

From Workplace Express($):

A former HR Nicholls Society officeholder has used his first speech in the Senate to declare that it is a duty to remove every obstacle to work.

James Paterson, previously a staffer at the free market Institute of Public Affairs, said in the speech yesterday that every intervention in the labour market that made it more difficult to get and keep a job should be avoided at all costs.

“We must make it as easy and cheap as possible to employ people, so that anyone who wants to work is able to,” he told the Senate yesterday.

“The most important reason why we must reform our welfare and industrial relations systems is not that it is good for the budget bottom line or the economy.

“We must do it because it is good for people.”

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Another HR Nicholls Society member for parliament!

Media Release
March 6, 2016
Another HR Nicholls Society member for parliament
James Paterson preselected for Senate
The HR Nicholls Society congratulates member James Paterson on his preselection by the Liberal Party today for the no 1 Senate position for Victoria.  James was a member of the board of the society in 2011-13.
The society stands for freedom to work and freedom to hire, for internationally competitive terms of employment and for the dismantling of the rorted Australian industrial relations system.  Significantly two senators who represent popular opinion outside party politics, Bob Day (South Australia, a former member and board member of the society) and David Leyonhjelm (New South Wales) support these principles.
The Society welcomes James as a future senator for Victoria who will be able to advocate for these principles within his party and in parliament.
For Further Information
Adam Bisits
President, HR Nicholls Society
0438 405 527

Media Release: ABCC Delay Unacceptable

The H.R. Nicholls Society says it is utterly dismayed by the Turnbull Government’s decision to delay the passage of legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission.
As Australia’s leading proponent of people’s right to work free from union interference and intimidation, the Society says the Government’s decision is a betrayal of both its own supporters and of workers.
The President of the HR Nicholls Society, Adam Bisits says, “The Heydon Royal Commission established by this Government was absolutely vital in uncovering a raft of corrupt behavior – not only by unions, but equally by weak companies and company mangers who sell out their own workers by paying off unions in ill-advised attempts to buy industrial peace.”
“Independent anti-corruption bodies, such as the ABCC, are absolutely vital in exposing this sort of cynical collusion, and making sure that workers are protected from the manipulation of their interests by both company management and unions” says Mr Bisits.
“In delaying the re-establishment of the ABCC, the Government is sending a signal to big unions and big business that it tacitly approves of sleazy deals which harm the interests of working people, and entrench the power of the old-style industrial relations cartels that have no place in a modern economy” says Mr Bisits.

Employment Opportunity

Executive Director

About the HR Nicholls Society

Australia, a century ago, was the richest country in the world in per capita terms. In the 21st century, however, we face the prospect of continuing economic decline and a further reduction in our standards of living. A major factor in our economic decline and increasingly gloomy economic future, are our outmoded, straight-jacketing, economically debilitating industrial relations institutions.

The HR Nicholls Society was incorporated in 1986 with the purpose of increasing public knowledge and debate about these issues. The Society’s ambition is to bring about urgently needed reform, in our industrial relations attitudes and institutions, through the processes of debate and argument. Our aims are:

  • To promote discussion about the operation of industrial relations in Australia, including the system of determining wages and other conditions of employment; and
  • To support the reform of Australian industrial relations with the aim of promoting the rule of law in respect of employers and employee organisations alike, the right of individuals to freely contract for the supply and engagement of their labour by mutual agreement, and the necessity for labour relations to be conducted in such a way as to promote economic development in Australia.

Overview of the Position

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing and developing plans, leading projects, and working with collaborators to achieve the Society’s mission of advancing the deregulation of the Australian labour market as a policy goal with widespread public support

The Executive Director manages day-to-day operations; maintaining the Society’s social media presence and website, raising funds, garnering support for the Society’s position on the labour market, coordinating contractors and volunteers, managing finances, networking with collaborators, and representing the Society’s interests in public forums. Read more