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Productivity Commission Inquiry could prove valuable

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Just last week the debate over workplace issues revved up again with the release by the Abbott government of its Productivity Commission inquiry into workplace relations. Naturally, the unions and the ALP are salivating at the idea that this will be a re-run of WorkChoices, almost guaranteeing them a win at the next election. ICA will be putting a submission to the Inquiry. More...


Construction sector: FWBC's enforcement regime paying dividends

Sunday, March 23, 2014

We’ve long campaigned against the oppression experienced by independent contractor subbies at the hands of union officials in the Australian construction sector. More recently, we've submitted our concerns about the collusion in the sector between unions and some large, dominant firms which limits competition.  More...


Australian construction cartel revealed

Friday, February 14, 2014

ICA has presented its submission to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the construction sector. We’re saying that there’s a cartel of major construction companies and unions working to suppress competition. We provide evidence. We identify cost blowouts in the order of 20–30 per cent and what can be done to stop the cartel. More...



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