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Having difficulty cutting across the campaigning to focus on the actual policies of each party? Herbert Smith Freehills have prepared and continually updated a broad summary of the proposed industrial relations reforms publicly announced by the Liberal Party and the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

The policies deal with areas such as:

  • Bargaining and industrial action
  • Dispute resolution
  • Right of entry
  • Wages and gender pay
  • Modern awards
  • Types of employment
  • National employment standards and paid parental leave
  • Transfer of business
  • Labour hire
  • General protections, bullying, discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • Sham contracting, underpayments and accessorial liability
  • Superannuation
  • Regulators
  • Gig economy
  • Temporary workers
  • Registered organisations
  • Whistleblowing
  • Privacy

If you would like to be considered for a copy of our brief, please contact:

Wendy Fauvel

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