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Submission: Inquiry Into Penalty Rates
18 July 2017

Submission: Inquiry Into Penalty Rates

Recent IPA research shows that penalty rates were introduced in order to deter weekend work. Overtime, the justification of penalty rates has shifted to being a compensatory measure. As preferences and circumstances have changed over time, the need for additional compensation for weekend and public holiday work has also changed. On this basis, the recent decision of the Fair Work
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Fair Work And The Right To Work
26 June 2017

Fair Work And The Right To Work

The Rudd Government’s 2009 overhaul of Australia’s industrial relations regime represented a substantial reversal of almost two decades of reform. Australia’s trajectory towards decentralised wage-setting directly between employers and employees was arrested in favour of a system with government and trade unions at its core. The reregulation of the labour market by the Fair Work regime (‘Fair Work’) has not
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The Unfair Work Act
26 June 2017

The Unfair Work Act

“Fair Work has been a disaster for our economy, for businesses and, importantly, for thousands of Australian workers,” said Gideon Rozner, research fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA Dignity of Work Project has today released its first major report: Fair Work and the Right to Work by IPA research fellow Gideon Rozner.
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Immigrants Boost The Economy And Should Be Welcomed
24 February 2017

Immigrants Boost The Economy And Should Be Welcomed

Populism is being mainstreamed in Australia. At a book launch former prime minister Tony Abbott set out an aggressive populist agenda for Australia – presumably a second Abbott government. Abolish the renewable energy target, abolish the Human Rights Commission, cut spending, reform the Senate, and cut immigration. This from a man who couldn’t amend a single section of the Racial
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