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The cat's out of the bag — Australian Coalition releases its IR policy

The Coalition has released its workplace relations policy with a statement that the policy ‘will not re-introduce Australian workplace agreements, nor will it weaken safety nets or cause any Australian worker to go backwards’. It continued: ‘There won’t be another WorkChoices — it is dead, buried and cremated. The past is the past and we will not go back to it.’

The Coalition has announced that it will “Improve the Fair Work Laws” by:

  • keeping and improving the Fair Work laws;
  • ensuring the laws work for everyone;
  • delivering a genuine Paid Parental Leave Scheme…

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