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Cooperative Workplaces – How can Australia capture productivity improvements from more harmonious workplace relations

Consultation

Closing date

The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.  The process will recommence in due course.

This discussion paper is broader in its terms than others in the series arising from the fact that it seeks the contribution of broad views and the benefits of practical experiences and techniques from Australians who have advanced, achieved or experienced, here or internationally, best practice on what this paper will term cooperative workplaces.

This paper on cooperative workplaces seeks views (by way of written submissions) on whether and how improved productivity performance might be available to A​ustralian workplaces through more harmonious workplaces. While this paper directs submissions to specific questions, submissions may provide any information and make suggestions relevant to the topic of this paper. The purpose of the paper is to collect and collate the techniques, structures and practices that produce the most mutually beneficial and productive workplaces for both employees and employers.

Discussion paper

Discussion questions are included to guide feedback. However, you can provide more information and suggestions relevant to the matters discussed.

Cooperative Workplaces discussion paper

Consultation
The purpose of this discussion paper is to collect and collate the techniques, structures and practices that produce the most mutually beneficial and productive workplaces for both employees and employers. The paper seeks feedback on practical experiences and techniques of best practice in cooperative workplaces.

Submissions

The closing date for submissions has been extended to 26 March 2020.

Your submission may be published on this website unless you include a specific request in your submission for it to be confidential. If you ask for your submission to be confidential, we encourage you to consider whether the whole submission is confidential or whether some parts of the submission can be made public.

Email your submission using the template below to IRconsultation@ag.gov.au.

Submissions template

Template
Template for consultation, reform or review submissions. Submissions will be published except where requests have been made to keep them confidential or where they relate to particular cases or personal information. 

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