“We need to support a more ambitious Australia by restoring the lost confidence that has plagued us in recent months. The economic landscape here is worrying at the moment to say the least, and employers will be making difficult decisions as issues and uncertainty progress. Once we get through the COVID-19 pandemic we need to continue to take on the addressable issues that we’ve tolerated for too long and restore people’s confidence in business. This includes underpayment and overpayment and placing too heavy an emphasis on now ‘unfashionable’ shareholder value.
Australian businesses need to continue to focus their efforts on #PeopleFirst, from the coalface to the shareholder. This will help drive productivity, efficiency and effectiveness to help Australia remain competitive and ensure we can compete in the global digital economy as it evolves.”