Shortening Labor's IR odds

The appointment of Bill Shorten to the workplace relations ministry is a clear sign that Labor thinks IR will be a major election issue – but can he fix Fair Work?

The forests of column inches examining the way Julia Gillard’s reshuffle has rewarded supporters, delivered payback for white-anting and dissent, and shored up her precarious position seems to have overlooked one important development: the elevation of Bill Shorten to Workplace Relations.

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