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Fair Work not damaging productivity

The Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says he is very pleased with the review's findings.
The Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says he is very pleased with the review's findings. Rob Williams

AN independent review has found the Federal Government's industrial relations laws are operating well and have not damaged productivity.

Business groups and the Opposition have fiercely criticised the Fair Work Act, but the review has found the legislation is operating broadly as intended.

>>> Read the review here

The review concluded that since the act has come into force, wages growth, flexibility and employment have been strong.

It says the exception is productivity growth, which has been disappointing. But the panel says it is not persuaded the industrial relations laws are responsible.

The Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says he is very pleased with the review's findings.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  bill shorten fair work act fair work australia independent review



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