Politics

The Lull Before the Industrial Relations Storm

On everything that matters, both social and economic, the Rudd–Gillard government has not taken a single major decision that I can agree with. Perhaps I am not trying hard enough, and maybe others have a more balanced view, but let me just briefly mention the major decisions that come readily to mind.  The stimulus   There was first the government’s response to the Global Financial Crisis. Let me be clear. I am no advocate of laissez-faire. There are active steps that I think a government can and should take when confronted by such a massive economic storm. The problem was…

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