Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace RelationsInquiry into the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

This submission underlines the importance of workplace relations as a fundamental driver of economic growth, and of the wellbeing of Australians.

The submission argues that it will be vital for those who are implementing and administering the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 to minimise risks to productivity, employment opportunities and inflation.

It highlights areas where administrators will need to be particularly diligent to strike the correct balance in workplace relations reform.

In particular, the BCA is concerned about the potential for reduced enterprise-specific flexibility and a reduction in the links between productivity and reward.

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008