Albanese’s Employment Summit rehashes the previous Rudd, Keating Labor Policy: Mundin


Former Labor President Warren Mundin is pessimistic about the federal government’s duties and skills summit, saying it is a rehash of previous ideas and unlikely to bring long-term benefits to economic growth. ..

His comments came after Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasury Secretary Jim Chalmers scheduled an event, which is the Labor Party’s main policy plan.

The first two days of September will bring together more than 100 representatives of businesses, unions and political parties in Australia’s productivity plan to combat rising inflation, rising interest rates, slowing wage growth and rising debt. Create a.

“The Summit’s themes and outcomes inform the Employment White Paper to help shape the future of the Australian labor market. Led by the Ministry of Finance, soliciting submissions and joining the wider community over the next 12 months. I will do it. ” statement From the Prime Minister on July 11th.

In response, Mr. Mundin pointed out the previous “Australia 2020 Summit” held by former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008.

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Australian Aboriginal leader Warren Mundine will speak at a press conference at the Canberra Parliament on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. (AAPImage / Mick Tsikas)

“Who remembers that? What was achieved at the 2020 Summit? There was a tax summit below [former Treasurer] Paul Keating. What happened there? Several policies were developed, but they were outside the summit. Mundin told the Epoch Times.

“It just shows the lack of vision and ideas that the government currently has. It doesn’t matter which party they are.”

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Mundine is a government to boost economic growth, including ensuring reliable energy for manufacturing, reducing regulations to allow SMEs to grow, and dealing with a struggling education system. He pointed out the range of areas to work on.

“I have people looking for a job, but they can hardly read or write. You’re wondering what’s going on in hell,” he said.

Mundin is a board member of several companies.

“We also have an insane energy policy. Even if we believe in climate change, we can’t turn off fossil fuels tomorrow because the grid will collapse. And frankly, renewable. Energy is not in a position to give you that base load energy. “

Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Chalmers promised that the summit was not a talkfest.

“If we can get consensus on some of these issues and get a sense of consensus … we have the opportunity to act quickly and if it’s appropriate, we’ll do it,” he said on July 12. Told ABC Radio.

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Finance Minister Jim Chalmers spoke at a labor campaign rally in Brisbane, Australia, on May 15, 2022. (Lisa Marie Williams / Getty Images)

“I wanted [the Summit] Be fast enough if there is an opportunity for the October budget or the second budget for May, or any other opportunity to legislate in Congress. “

The accountant said he wanted to find out how employers could revoke a business negotiation agreement without consultation. This area is tightly protected by trade unions.

“Breaking the agreement has been a problem in our labor-management architecture for some time,” he said. “This is one of the reasons I think we need to consider negotiations and one of the reasons we haven’t seen wage growth for some time now.”

Daniel Y. Ten


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