Productivity Commission and predecessors page 1 of 3

24 articles are classified in All Articles > Institutions, tribunals, courts > Productivity Commission and predecessors



PC slammed for ignoring women's plight in super review

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union has slammed the Productivity Commission's omission of women in its draft report on the efficiency of the superannuation system, insisting it had "plenty of scope" to address a gender gap in which women retire with about half the savings of men.

FWC to lose default fund role under PC proposal

The Productivity Commission has recommended severing default super fund allocation from the IR system, in its draft report on the superannuation system that confirms industry funds are "systematically" outperforming retail funds by a wide margin.

Falling wages to "shock" workers, Senate inquiry told

Leading online jobs marketplace SEEK has told a Senate inquiry into the future of work that Australians face a "significant shock" as technological forces continue to drive wages down, while the Productivity Commission has warned that digital disruption might ultimately require the introduction of a universal basic income.



Coalition proceeding with industry fund board changes

The Turnbull Government has confirmed today that it will re-introduce legislation to require industry super funds to have at least one-third independent directors, including an independent chair.

Coalition should have conducted more active IR campaign: Abetz

The Coalition should have sought a "more extensive mandate" on IR and run a more active campaign on the subject during the last election, rather than supplementing the ABCC and ROC bills with a "last minute minor change on CFA volunteers", according to Abbott Government Employment Minister Eric Abetz.

Lawler takes Cash to Federal Court; and more

Lawler takes on Cash; Perpetrators not entitled to domestic violence leave, says ACTU; PC floats new approach to allocating default super funds; and FWC president refuses to re-open crucial labour hire ruling.

PC to conduct five-yearly "productivity performance" inquiries

The Federal Government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct the first of a series of five-yearly inquiries into the nation's productivity performance, but the ACTU says the initiative ignores the "real problems" faced by workers.