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Union bully busting: FU to the UFU

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Gideon Rozner
The Spectator Australia 14th October, 2016

Voters in the ACT have a stark choice this weekend: Jeremy Hanson and the Canberra Liberals, or four more years of a government notoriously...

Potential rorting a warning for PaTH program

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Aaron Lane
Online Opinion 21st July, 2016

Allegations of potential rorting of the Victorian Labor government's 'Back to Work' scheme is a warning shot across the bow of the re-elected...

Proposed changes to CFA are an attack on volunteer firefighters

Ideas & Liberty | Tony Abbott
Herald Sun 21st June, 2016

When Australians see a job that needs to be done, we roll up our sleeves, join with our neighbours and make a difference. This is one of our key...

Now Michael Lawler's gone, abolish the Fair Work Commission too

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Brett Hogan
The AFR 4th March, 2016

Yesterday's resignation of Fair Work Commission Vice President Michael Lawler should be the first in a two-step reform process. The second step...

Turnbull has golden opportunity

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | John Roskam
Australian Financial Review 30th October, 2015

The question now facing Malcolm Turnbull is what to do with his 58 per cent satisfaction rating. Being the preferred Prime Minister by 63 per cent...

Should Labor cut ties with unions?

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | James Paterson
Daily Telegraph 16th July, 2015

Union control of the Australian Labor Party is a significant obstacle to economic reform and will remain so as long as unions enjoy special legal...

ASIC's sad plans to investigate companies for 'bad culture'

Legal Rights Project | Simon Breheny
Australian Financial Review 4th June, 2015

At a time when Australia is in desperate need of investment, Australia's corporate regulator is demonstrating contempt for the rule of law. On...

Party time for unions under Queensland's Palaszczuk government

Work Reform and Productivity Unit | Patrick Hannaford
The Australian 21st May, 2015

The use of taxpayer resources to increase union membership is a fundamental attack on freedom of association, but it shouldn't come as a surprise...

Labor Party reluctant to ditch union ties in Victoria

Work Reform and Productivity Unit and States Policy Unit | Chris Berg
The Sunday Age 9th November, 2014

On Friday, Labor's planning spokesman, Brian Tee, insisted he would not resign his membership of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy...

Gender reporting is a red-tape nuisance

Economics & Deregulation | Mikayla Novak
The Australian 26th February, 2014

Scrapping gender reporting laws will relieve businesses of unnecessary red tape without harming the ability of women to rise to the top of their...