Originally posted by Discrate
ok A) Do you know anyone PERSONALLY that has been disadvantaged by these laws?
B) Have you read the legislation in its entirety?
C) Do you do understand economics and/or law?
If you can't establish these 3 things please go and do them before making a comment on Howard's IR reforms.
The fairness test was a very good test for ensuring the balance between flexibility and fairness between employers and employees. As you can see with our amazingly low unemployment rates the new IR reforms have worked nicely
. Not looking forward to Rudd's roll back (which generally seems to be the labor government's policy when its not copying Howard...) which will most likely increase unemployment
The most annoying thing about the entire election was the fact that people were saying Howard was too old. That is the most frustrating and flawed reason ever for voting out the government that has reduced unemployment to record lows, paid off all the government debt left by the pre-1996 labor government and also brought about the longest sustainable period of economic growth Australia has ever had! And the main consensus? "Oh Howards been in too long.. lets just change for the sake of change" - the stupidest logic i've heard in a long time =/.