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Loopy Labor’s disconnect from reality

20 February 2024

2:30 AM

20 February 2024

2:30 AM

The Labor government’s Closing Loopholes Bill is the latest blow to reality and the business economy, but its ‘Right to Disconnect’ will no doubt be welcomed by some workers and the legal profession.

It’s the latest brainchild of Employment and Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke and his boss, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, to appease Labor’s all-powerful union mates.

As economist Judith Sloan commented recently in The Spectator Australia, ‘Gone is the emphasis on an open and competitive economy where workers and bosses work out win-win solutions, it’s now open class warfare and wealth redistribution.’

But the ‘disconnect’ element comes from an amendment by the...

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