Australia to shelve union-busting laws

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 May 2020, 5:52PM
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (Photo / File)

Australia to shelve union-busting laws

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 May 2020, 5:52PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned controversial laws that make it easy to deregister unions and rid officials.

It will create a new relationship between unions and employees with the Government involved.

Morrison is hoping to cooperate with unions better in an attempt to reform workplace laws.

He says this must be a critical element to the economic road to recovery, post the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australian correspondent Murray Olds told Andrew Dickens says it will take everyone a while to digest what Morrison is proposing.

"It is such a dramatic change.

"The whole architecture of politics over here has been framed Labour and the Unions versus the right wing coalition - the Liberals and the Nationals, and big business."