Resources and energy employers’ vision for future workplace regulation

The way forward for Australia’s future workplaces is less regulation, fewer restrictions, de-centralising workplace relations power away from third parties, and through policymakers resisting the push for intervention and protectionism.

This is just one key message from the resources and energy industry about the future of work – calling for a fundamentally new approach to Australian workplace regulation.

Released during AMMA’s Centenary Year, A New Horizon: Guiding Principles for the Future of Work is AMMA’s most future-focused report in two decades.

It explores how technology, demographic and competitive factors are influencing the future of work in the resources and energy industry and puts forward 12 principles to guide future policy making.


We call on those with an interest in ensuring Australia remains an attractive place to invest and work, to seize the opportunity to create a new system of regulation fit for a prosperous, productive and competitive future.

AMMA has provided the most uncompromising employer voice in support of the great workplace relations reforms of the past 30 years through thought-leading publications such as “The Way Ahead” in 1988 and “Beyond Enterprise Bargaining” in 1999.