SUBMISSION TO PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION: WORKPLACE RELATIONS FRAMEWORK DRAFT REPORT

The Productivity Commission Workplace Relations Framework draft report makes a number of useful recommendations which the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) supports.

However, it is too sanguine about the performance of Australia’s labour market institutions and the workplace foundations for future national prosperity.

The overall conclusion – that the current framework based on the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) is ‘not systematically dysfunctional’ – is hardly a ringing endorsement.

The unfortunate implication is ‘near enough is good enough’.

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