Focus on weekend prices, not wages

Instead of letting the perfect drive out the good with overambitious IR reform, the government and businesses should find a way to offset the impact of weekend penalty rates.

The Productivity Commission last week put out three issues papers on the workplace relations framework and missed the biggest issue of them all: WorkChoices.

There was no reference to the 2005 legislation in the papers at all, but this is now the industrial relations issue that trumps all others.

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