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Here’s hoping ScoMo’s new consensus with the unions is not what it appears

27 May 2020

3:31 PM

27 May 2020

3:31 PM

Is Scott Morrison’s industrial reform agenda a serious attempt at industrial change, or is it #ScottyfromMarketing looking for a mechanism which shifts blame away from him if the economy fails to recover quickly? 

I hope it is the latter, because it’s hard to see how a consensus arising from his five working parties is going to be good for the economy. Good reform is more likely to come from parliament, and indeed, even with a consensus, can’t come from anywhere else. 

I remember the last time when consensus was the reigning theology of industrial relations and you had what was referred to as...

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