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Priority On Work Relations

  • November 26th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

rudd_22aafor-web.jpgProspects for the Rudd Labor government elected on 24.11.07.

The promise to abolish the “free market” work contracts – Australian Workplace Agreements — brought in by the previous government became the key issue of the Labor campaign for election.

The party states that the return to collective bargaining will also bring Australia back into alignment with countries recognising International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

Having condemned conservative positions of the previous government on international rights issues, it can be expected to rectify some of those, e.g. Australia’s abstention from UN resolutions on nuclear proliferation; its non-ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and failure to ratify the UN optional protocol on torture.

Reference:

Robert McClelland, Labor Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Speech to Fairfax Community Forum, 3.10.07. http://www.alp.org.au/media/1007/spefa030.php, (21.11.07)

Picture: Prime Minister elect Kevin Rudd

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