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IR laws too restrictive: BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton has nominated the Coalition's right of entry and greenfields amendments, stalled in the Senate, as its first priorities for IR change, telling the Productivity Commission it also wants restrictions on agreement content, faster relief from industrial action and a wound-back adverse action regime.



BCA joins anti-penalty rates push, but backs "strong" safety net

In a new report, the Business Council of Australia has turned its sights on penalty rates, the permitted content of enterprise agreements and unwanted third party intervention in employment relationships, at the same time advocating that the safety net of pay and conditions be "strongly enforced".


Senate committee backs Fair Work amendments

The Senate's Education and Employment Legislation Committee has recommended today that the upper house pass the government's Fair Work Amendment Bill unamended, with the ALP and the Greens tabling separate reports opposing the legislation.

Ditch proposed greenfields benchmark, employers tell Abbott

Business groups are pushing the Abbott Government to drop a requirement in its Fair Work amendments that the FWC take account of prevailing industry standards in approving employer proposals to resolve deadlocked greenfields negotiations, in submissions to a Senate inquiry.

Industry seeking longer agreements for major projects

Oil and gas companies are pushing the federal government to introduce special greenfields agreements lasting more than five years for "major" projects involving at least $50m in capital spending and to boost certainty by giving employers an automatic right to an arbitrated extension of the deals.

Hydrocarbons sector pushes for long-term agreements; IR survey returns; & more

Ferguson pushes for special long-horizon agreements for resource projects; National IR survey returns after hiatus of almost 20 years; Tables compare FWC bullying regime with other forums for complaints; ABCC Digest available questions whether legislation matters; Mammone leaves ACCI; and Absence of final arbitration in Act favours employers, says study.