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WorkChoices "Fairness Test" backlog beyond belief: another Howard legacy

Workplace Authority Director Barbara Bennett promises to clear the backlog of 121,324 of Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) in five-to-six months.

Between February-to-June, the clearance rate averaged 4,169 weekly. At this rate, it would take 7.5 months to clear the backlog.

Achieving the five-to-six month commitment requires increased productivity of 20%-45%, clearing 860-1,870 weekly, 170-375 daily. An increase that should have been provided in September 2007, when the backlog was virtually the same as it is now.

Some of the AU$137-million spent advertising WorkChoices should have been invested in its proper administration versus political propaganda.

The hundred-thousand-plus workers still awaiting their Aussie “fair go” are doin’ it tough, especially those who will learn their AWAs are unfair. And the Rudd Government is left holding the bill, yet again


Judy Bamberger,
O'Connor ACT

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