Productivity Commission’s final report on the workplace relations framework

Wednesday 23 December 2015

On 21 December 2015, Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, released the Producity Commission’s final report on the workplace relation framework.

The Government tabled the final report of the Productivity Commission in the Parliament of Australia on 21 December 2015. Completion of the inquiry and release of the report delivers on one of the Government’s commitments made ahead of the 2013 federal election.

In early 2016 the Government will host a series of roundtable discussions with employees, employers, unions and employer groups to consult on the report.

A copy of the report is available on the Productivity Commission website.

A copy of the Minister for Employment’s media release is available.

The Government tasked the Productivity Commission with this inquiry on 19 December 2014. The terms of reference for the review required the Productivity Commission to assess the performance of the workplace relations framework and make recommendations about how the laws could be improved to maximise outcomes for Australian employers, employees and the economy.

The Department of Employment made a submission to the inquiry in March 2015. The Department’s submission is available.

On 4 August 2015, the Productivity Commission released a draft report which can be found on its website.