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I dont know if it has already been asked if it has please feel free to say and point me in the right direction
Now my question during the last election campaign did Mr Howard and the Coaltion mention anything about the new IR laws that were brought in since then?
This is a genuine question as i have no idea i dont really remember any of the last one except the Baby Bonus. I am unsure who i am voting for at this point and hence i am asking the question as others will know more.
No they didn't - it was not foreshadowed at all during the last election.
The only element that was mentioned was losing protection from unfair dismissal if you were in a small business of 25 people or less.
In 2004 the Howard Government won control of the Senate, the upper house. This meant there was no "house of review" and the Senate would just rubber stamp any legislation the Government put through.
The Government put through WorkChoices even though the majority of Australians didn't agree with it. They made it so you could sacked on the spot if your business had 100 employees or less - which is basically most workplaces in Australia, covering 4 million people. A far cry from the 25 people they had previously mentioned!
They really abused their senate majority in my opinion. If they are reelected, scarily, they could claim to have a "mandate" for more workplace changes like making it so that everyone can be sacked on the spot. Peter Costello has previously said he would consider this.
Thankyou i didnt think they did. Just wanted see what others thought
Thanks for your reply.
No they made no mention, and they have an awfully bad habit of springing very unpopular policies on us AFTER an election. :rolleyes: :banghead:
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