Submission on the provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

Business, all sides of politics, unions and the community say they want a modern workplace relations system for Australia that is fair, easily understood, delivers secure work, creates more jobs, pays higher
wages and puts in place strong sanctions for deliberate wrongdoing.

The Business Council of Australia believes on balance the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 (the Bill) overall achieves these aims by delivering a simpler and more modern system.

The centrepiece of the changes restores the principal intent of the enterprise agreements system, which has been the cornerstone of delivering higher wages and higher productivity.

We see this as a package and believe overall it will achieve the objectives we have outlined. We are ready to work with unions and all members of the Parliament to reach a sensible and achievable outcome that returns Australians to work, creates more jobs and delivers higher wages.

Read the Business Council's full submission here