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Malcolm Turnbull is the new Prime Minister – What does this mean for business?

On Monday 14 September 2015, Malcom Turnbull was successful in his challenge to Tony Abbott for Prime Ministership.

With his success – what will this mean for business and Industrial Relations?  Malcolm Turnbull has been tight-lipped about Industrial Relations over the last five years, in previous years he had shown his support for business interests in IR.

In 2009 during his time in Opposition, he urged the Rudd Government to lift the threshold under which small businesses are exempt from unfair dismissal laws from 15 to 25 staff to provide additional protection for these more vulnerable organisations.  So now the Liberal party is in government and he is the Prime Minister can we expect to see some reforms to the Fair Work Act?  Only time will tell.  However, Brismark will continue to keep you informed of any proposed changes or reforms as we become aware.

If you need any Industrial Relations or employment law advice please contact Brismark Business Services on 3915 4213 or [email protected].

Source:  HC Online, 14 September 2015, by Miklos Bolza