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Union bashing is easy but we want prosperity

Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:59

Whenever a problem arises a moment of reflection — or, in reality, a time to criticise and complain — is necessary. But you get a day for that, tops. Now it’s time for real solutions.

Last week the ACTU Secretary Sally McManus gave a low energy presentation identifying wage growth, inequality, and casual work as problems but coming up far short of innovative solutions.

Letter from the Executive Director

Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:28

We have spent much of the first part of the year determining the key Industrial Relations issues standing in the way of a more prosperous Australia. We realize our counterparts on the left may think we live in a post scarcity world where time and money grow on trees, but here in reality we must focus our efforts on issues that hinder Australia’s future prosperity. Although, I suppose money could grow on trees in the form of mangoes, but they are worthless unless someone spends the time to pick and market.

A Right to Withdraw From Strike

Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 05:17

The seeds were planted early this year after the Fair Work Commission halted a NSW Rail Strike that was voted for by only 6% of the unions rail workers via a txt poll. With such small numbers one would question if the whole thing was planned or staged to begin with, much the way “Ferry McFerryface” 1% voter approval came to light.

Anger for the Sake of Anger- Union Blockade

Submitted by Gregory_Pulscher on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:53

To say the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is creating a straw man argument to justify holding hostage the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT), would be giving straw men from all walks of ideology a bad name. A few irresponsible MUA leaders have suspended reality by blaming VICT for not hiring a causal employee and failing to acknowledge it is a Federal law that bars VICT from doing so. This is not a straw man, I’m not sure if this is even misdirection, its pure anger just for the sake of being angry.

Employment Opportunity!

Submitted by Bismark02 on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:59
For over 30 years the HR Nicholls Society has been at the forefront of fighting for a more free and more fair industrial relations system to ensure a prosperous Australia. The society is now looking for a new Executive Director to help lead the battle of ideas in this area, and is calling for anyone who believes in a free and fair labour market to apply. 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.

Peter Costello's Address to HR Nicholls Society

Submitted by John Slater on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 16:24
H.R. NICHOLLS Wednesday 8 February 2017 The Trust, Melbourne “The Importance of Ideas “ Peter Costello Thank you for inviting me to address your annual conference. It is good to be back. The historical record will show that I was one of four signatories to a letter which invited people to a seminar, to establish the H.R. Nicholls Society, here in Melbourne in February 1986. As such I can claim to be a founder of the Society. But in fact, as is well known, the real founder of the Society was the person who thought up the idea, investigated and seized upon the story of H.R.