Tony Abbott’s Government has a plan to bring back WorkChoices.
But this time the Coalition has learned the lessons from the last times they had a go. There have been two previous failures – 1993 with Fightback and 2005-7 with WorkChoices.
It’s a twin strategy: undermine the reputation of the union movement in the eyes of the public at the same time making their day-to-day operations as difficult as possible. While they do this, the Coalition will run a series of inquiries and reviews to lay the groundwork for WorkChoices v2.
This plan has been cooked up with corporate Australia, the likes of the Business Council of Australia, whose job it will be to do the running on the PR side of the campaign, with the willing assistance of the Murdoch press.