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Fair Work Act, trade union royal commission reports set for release

Bill Shorten after his appearance before the royal commission in July. Photo: Dominic LorrimerThe Turnbull government is preparing for the release of two major reports that will help shape its industrial relations agenda as it heads into an election year.
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The Productivity Commission’s review of the Fair Work Act is due to be released next week, while the final report of the royal commission into trade union corruption is expected to be publicly released by the end of the year.

The Fair Work Act review is not expected to vary significantly from the draft report, which was released in August. Recommendations set to remain include for Sunday penalty rates to be cut in the retail and hospitality sectors to bring them in line with Saturday rates.

Similarly, the introduction of a new class of “enterprise contract” targeted at small business, which is halfway between an individual contract and an enterprise agreements, is expected to remain in the final report, as is a recommendation for administrative changes to the Fair Work Commission.

The Coalition expects Labor and the union movement to use the report’s release to mount a scare campaign about a return to Howard-era Work Choices-style contracts and, as such, is emphasising both the review and the trade union movement investigation are reports to government, not by government.

Despite this arms-length approach, the Productivity Commission review will help inform the Coalition’s industrial relations policy heading into the election, with another concerted push from some business groups to reduce penalty rates expected.

The trade union report, which has to be handed to the government by December 31, is expected to recommend a number of union officials face criminal charges.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten endured a damaging two days as a witness before the royal commission in July, but counsel assisting the commission Jeremy Stoljar ultimately stated in November that “there is no submission that Mr Bill Shorten may have engaged in any criminal or unlawful conduct”.

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