Our industrial relations system is intended to be fair to all parties. However, it not fair that the system is so complicated that even many major corporations with sophisticated payroll systems are making payroll errors leading to multi-million dollar underpayments. What hope does a small business have in being confident that it has complied in all respects with
relevant awards and workplace laws given the complexity of the system?

During the recovery from the pandemic and beyond, businesses and employees will need more flexibility, not less. Hybrid work models are currently the norm in many industries due to the pandemic and are set to stay the norm in workplaces where employees are able to work productively from their homes.

The safety net of minimum conditions needs to be modernised to improve flexibility and fairness for employers and employees, and to reflect the needs of contemporary

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