Prior to the federal election campaign officially commencing, we held a briefing for clients during which we discussed the main issues which we considered would impact employers in the event that there was a change of government. A couple months and an election campaign later, on the eve of the vote, we look at what has changed since our seminar and what we can expect post Saturday if there is a new government. There have been no announcements of significant changes by the current government should it be re-elected.
Diversity, Pay Equity and Flexibility
Work Health and Safety
There are many other elements of Labor's policy which were detailed prior to the campaign and have not changed, such as the regulation of labour hire on a national level and changes to the collective bargaining system such as arbitration of intractable bargaining disputes. Following the election, in the event there is a change of government, we will continue to monitor and update clients on proposals, changes and steps that can and should be taken to proactively manage potential legal and industrial changes to the landscape.