Q. The Federal Government has announced new workplace reforms requiring employers to offer permanent employment to casual workers who have been with the same employer for a year and have had regular shifts for six months during that time.
Do you expect these changes to industrial relations laws will be good or bad for the following?
Very good / Quite good
|Neither good nor bad||TOTAL:
Very bad / Quite bad
|People looking for work||39%||28%||20%||13%|
|People in casual work||51%||20%||17%||12%|
|TOTAL: Very good / Quite good||Total||Federal Voting Intention|
|Labor||TOTAL: Coalition||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|People looking for work||39%||39%||42%||37%||37%|
|People in casual work||51%||44%||42%||41%||44%|
- The proposed changes to the industrial relations laws are expected to be good news for those in casual work (51% think the changes will be very good, or quite good), and employees (48%).
- It is expected that there will be less benefit to small businesses (35% think the changes will very or quite good) and those looking for work (39%) as a result of the changes.
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