As part of Herbert Smith Freehills’ series on the employment and industrial relations reforms leading up to the Australian federal election, this inaugural podcast focuses on the Australian Labor Party’s policy platform. It’s essential listening for HR professionals to assist understanding of the new employment landscape, which is being heavily influenced by the ACTU’s ‘Change the Rules’ campaign.

The podcast is moderated by Perth partner Anthony Longland, who is joined by Melbourne partner Tony Wood and Special Counsel Natalie Gaspar.

The podcast provides a summary of Labour’s main workplace proposals, covering areas such as:

  • Stimulating growth in real wages by reforms to awards, the national employment standards and enterprise bargaining
  • Further regulation of executive pay and gender wage disparity
  • Restrictions on labour hire and non-permanent employment
  • Whistleblowing and Labor’s proposal to introduce compensation to reward whistleblowers
  • Changes to compulsory superannuation, including phased increases to employer contributions.

This podcast provides an overview of Labor’s proposals. Future podcasts will focus on specific subject areas in more details.

Listen here.

For more information or advice on this topic, please contact:

Anthony Longland
Anthony Longland
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7273
Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492
Rohan Doyle
Rohan Doyle
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1099
Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1544
Heidi Fairhall
Heidi Fairhall
Special Counsel, Sydney
+61 2 9322 4457
Natalie Gaspar
Natalie Gaspar
Special Counsel, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1091
Wendy Fauvel
Wendy Fauvel
Senior Associate, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6388
Catherine Pase
Catherine Pase
Senior Associate, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1668