On 21 December 2015, the Productivity Commission released its final report on Australia’s current workplace relations framework.  The Workplace Relations Framework Productivity Commission Inquiry Report (Report) follows the Productivity Commission’s twelve month inquiry into the performance of Australia’s workplace relations framework.  The Report ultimately found that Australia’s workplace relations system is in need of ‘repair’, but not ‘replacement’.

The Report includes a number of recommendations for improvement to the current workplace relations system.  The current federal Government has previously indicated that, if it considers there is a good case for adopting any of the Report’s recommendations, proposed reforms will be taken to the Federal election, due this year, for a mandate from the electorate.

As the first of a two part summary, the HopgoodGanim Lawyers Industrial and Employment Law team has prepared the following table, summarising some of the key recommendations made in the Report.

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