Submissions regarding the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

The government’s recently announced second tranche of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 fail to address the core issues that need to be resolved in order to enhance productivity and competitiveness so as to provide an environment where employers can grow their businesses and provide additional employment opportunities.

This package of proposed amendments is a missed opportunity resulting from poor process and poor policy.

The amendments in no way address the core issues raised by the business in submissions to the review of the Fair Work Act in 2012.

The Fair Work Act needs to be amended to make it less adversarial and provide the capacity for employment arrangements that align with the operation of a business, work for the employer and employee and support the growth of jobs.

Submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

Submission to the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013