When it comes to tackling union corruption, Bill Shorten should take a leaf out of the Kennedy playbook. Seven weeks after the release of the final report of the Royal Commission Into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, there is no evidence that the Labor Party is about to see the light. That report gave the lie to the claim that corruption within Australia’s union movement is limited to ‘a few bad apples’.
HR Nicholls Society President Adam Bisits writing in the Australian Financial Review: It is not enough to sense that industrial relations in Australia should change. You need the facts to warrant change. We now have from last week's report by the Trade Union (Heydon) Royal Commission (TURC) the facts warranting change in one segment of IR, namely the financial and administrative organisation of unions.
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The HR Nicholls Society is pleased to announce that Bernie Finn MP, MLC for the Western Metropolitan Region will be the keynote dinner speaker at the 2015 Annual Conference on the topic of: Advance Australia. What happened? About Bernie Bernie Finn was born and raised in Victoria, and has a history of civic engagement in Melbourne’s West.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 28 November 2015 – commencing at 5.30pm
“ Morgans at 401” Collins Street, Melbourne – mezzanine floor
HR Nicholls Society member Kelly O’Dwyer appointed Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business
I am pleased to advise that our member Kelly O’Dwyer MP (for Higgins, Vic) has been appointed to the ministry of Prime Minister Turnbull. I have congratulated her on behalf of the board. Kelly is the second member of the society – after Senator Bob Day - to recently make a name in parliament. Kelly’s portfolios of Treasury and Small Business provide a practical setting for the IR changes the society has advocated. The society welcomes also the appointment of Michaelia Cash as Minister for Employment and looks forward to being in touch with her. Adam Bisits (president)
The 2015 Conference of the HR Nicholls Society has been deferred. The new date and programme shall be confirmed shortly. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
The president of the HR Nicholls Society, Adam Bisits, has welcomed Mr Turnbull’s focus on the economy and a commitment to a proper debate on economic issues. A focus on the economy by new prime minister Turnbull requires amongst other things greater freedom of employment. “The freeze on the practical problems with the IR system has to end – extending from the government’s rejection of a variable and more competitive minimum wage proposed by the National Commission of Audit, to the over-broad ‘workplace relations framework’ directions to the Productivity Commission” Mr Bisits said. “The rec