Earlier this year the Federal Government introduced controversial new laws that changed Australia’s approach to industrial relations. The laws were widely criticised by unions, academics and the opposition Labor party as 'an attack on workers’ rights'. The Government justified the changes by saying they were needed to provide the flexibility necessary to ensure Australian businesses remain competitive into the next century.
"WorkChoices- Bashing unions or helping business?,"
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