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Australian Industry Group submission to Penalty Rates inquiry

"Today, Ai Group's detailed submission to the Senate Penalty Rates Inquiry has been released. The submission demonstrates that claims that enterprise agreements give large employers a competitive advantage over smaller businesses are not correct, and claims that many enterprise agreements in the retail and fast food industries disadvantage the employees covered by these agreements are false," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.

"The submission also argues that the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) under the Fair Work Act is not working effectively. Section 193 of the Act needs to be amended to restore a workable approach.

"The Penalty Rates Decision was made by the independent Fair Work Commission (FWC) on the evidence, and the Decision must not be disturbed," Mr Willox said.

Read Ai Group's submission

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