Industrial relations reform
On 22 March 2021, the Australian Government passed new employment laws for casual employees and their employers. Find out what’s changed and read about the government’s future initiatives for employers and employees.
On 26 May 2020, the Prime Minister the Hon. Scott Morrison MP announced the Australian Government's JobMaker plan in an address at the National Press Club. Part of this plan was to explore reforms to the industrial relations system to regrow jobs lost in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government continues to look at ways to ensure an effective national industrial relations system works for employers, employees and the Australian community.
Consultation with a broad range of stakeholders is critical to the Australian Government’s policy development process. The government will continue to advise stakeholders and the public about future consultation on industrial relations policy issues, as appropriate, to ensure a range of views are heard.
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