The WorkChoices legislation & how poorly conceived these laws are, because it highlights the problem when ideology prevails and reason is lost from the law-making process. Speech by ACTU President, Sharan Burrow.

On any measure the WorkChoices legislation will be bad law.


Not just because it is unjustified by any credible economic argument.


Not only because of the social impact, and the damage to our social cohesion and social progress.


But also because it will not meet any of the acceptable tests for the making of good regulation.


The ACTU opposes this package on social and economic grounds.