When Does Changing the Rules Become Moving the Goalposts?


Last year, after hearing 6,000 submissions and analysing mountains of economic data, the Fair Work Commission decided to reduce some Sunday penalty rates - in retail, hospitality and a few other industries.

Since then, Bill Shorten has announced that under his leadership, Labor would reverse the decision and put wages back up to their original levels.

No matter whether you think penalty rates are too high, too low, or just right, we should all be worried about Shorten's disregard for the independent umpire. Overriding decisions of Australia's courts and commissions sets a dangerous precedent for our economy, our . . .

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