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August 5, 2005

I was able to read the Australian Financial Review properly this morning as I flew to Sydney. Its editorial talked about the 'siren calls of the anti-refomers' who oppose getting healthy working men and women into the workforce and and reducing their reliance on welfare paid for by taxpayers.

Intrigued I kept turning the pages of the AFR.

Then I came across an interesting article under government business, entitled 'Women band together over IR concerns'. Their concerns are that women may end with less income security, work stability and career opportunity; increased casualization of the workforce, that part-time work could more closely resemble casual work and that the changes to the unfair could affect woman negatively.

They are talking about the working poor are they not slackers living on welfare.

I'm not sure how creatigtn more working poor Australians that boosts the productivity of the economy, increases Australia's annual rate of growth to 4% and increases per capita income by 25%.

That is what the Business Council of Australia is arguing in its Locking in or Losing Prosperity: Australia's Choice.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:14 PM | | Comments (0)