Clubs Call For Consultation On Productivity Commission Report

Clubs Australia Industrial today welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft inquiry report into Australia’s workplace relations system, and urged the Federal Government to fully consider its recommendations before ruling individual aspects in or out.

The report, released today, is an important step towards ensuring the nation’s workplace relations system addresses both employer and employee needs in the modern workplace and encourages employment growth in the future.

Clubs Australia Industrial is calling on the Federal Government to encourage further consultation with stakeholders before making decisions on any of the individual elements of the Productivity Commission’s draft report.

CAI Executive Director Richard Tait said that all stakeholders, including employees and employers, need to have the opportunity to robustly discuss the changes considered by the Productivity Commission’s draft report.

“All stakeholders need to consider the chance of creating greater opportunity for both employers and employees alike,” he said.

“We need a workplace relations system which provides the flexibility businesses need to meet the changing demands of society as well as the flexibility employees need to accommodate work/life balance.

“Debate about Australia’s workplace relations framework needs to focus on the present and the future, without getting bogged down in the past.”

Clubs Australia Industrial represents the workplace relations interests of more than 6,500 not-for-profit registered clubs nationally.