So much for the Howard government’s care of workers:
“The decision to scrap unfair dismissal protection for businesses employing fewer than 100 workers will create just 6000 new jobs nationwide rather than 77,000 claimed by business and the Government, a research study suggests.
“The study is outlined in one of 22 papers criticising the recently passed employment legislation that are to be published in a special issue of Sydney University’s Journal of Australian Political Economy.”
The study cost a little over $100,000 of public money, while the Howard government spent millions advertising the changes. $55 million and counting.