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John Lloyd

Portrait of John Lloyd

The Hon. John Lloyd PSM was the director of the Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the IPA, John had a long career in the industrial relations policy field, including as the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, the Deputy Secretary of the Federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations and the Senior Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. He has also worked for state governments across Australia, including as the CEO of the Department of Productivity and Labour Relations in Western Australia.

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Senate Standing Committee on Education Employment and Workplace Relations

SUBMISSION | John Lloyd

Inquiry into Fair Work (Registered organisations) Amendment (Towards Transparency) Bill 2012

Figures do not lie - building industry out of control

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released quarterly data on industrial disputes for the September quarter 2012. "Industrial disputation in construction soared to an alarming level. Construction recorded 62.7 days lost to industrial...

The Automotive industry: Workplace relations impediments to its survival

SUBMISSION | John Lloyd and Richard Lyons

The Automotive industry: Workplace relations impediments to its survival

CFMEU call for rate cut lacks credibility

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"The persistent refusal of the CFMEU leadership to countenance work practice changes that would lift productivity means their call for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates is devoid of credibility," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and...

Grocon - questions remain

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Reports that the CFMEU has withdrawn the unlawful blockades unconditionally are welcomed. It is to be hoped that normal work can now resume," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs....

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A solid stance for all on building code

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Lloyd
Australian Financial Review 19th December, 2012

The Victorian government is to be commended for enforcing its building industry code of conduct. The decision to ban Lend Lease from tendering for...

Fair Work Act has unleashed mob rule and it's spreading

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Lloyd
The Australian 7th September, 2012

A clear failing of the Gillard government's fair work system is increased industrial action and union militancy. Australian Bureau of Statistics...

Qantas proved right in resisting unions

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Lloyd
The Australian 23rd May, 2012

Qantas announced changes to its aircraft maintenance arrangements yesterday. The result is 500 staff in Victoria will lose their jobs. The unions...

Get used to a different way of working

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Lloyd
The Age 3rd May, 2012

Fluid work practices give people control over their destiny, not job insecurity. We expect economic and labour market policies to foster job...

A challenge for Shorten, IR insider

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Lloyd
The Australian Financial Review 13th December, 2011

Bill Shorten is presented with an excellent opportunity to prove himself to be a minister who is not dictated to by the unions. The Australian...