IN crucial areas such as union access to workplaces, industrial regulation of the building and construction industry, enterprise bargaining, freedom of association and appointments to the federal industrial tribunal, Labor continues to break promises, harming employers and employees in our critical national resource industry.

This paper answers questions about Labor’s track record of industrial relations policy and the broken promises they denote, detailing the practical realities that resource industry employers are dealing with four years after the introduction of the Fair Work Act on 1 July 2009 and six years since Labor was returned to government.

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