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“In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive”

Welcome to the Maguire Consulting Blog. The quote above is from Dr Jordan Peterson, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto. It perfectly incapsulates the unfashionable, but enlightened view that truth emerges from the contest of ideas, often contentious and sometimes offensive.

The world of business and employee relations is fertile ground for debate and opinions. The aim of this blog is to critically analyse the issues that impact upon Australian businesses in areas of greatest importance to their success. Issues such as public policy, productivity, innovation, competition policy, small business support, employment regulation, workplace health and safety, workplace rights laws, and superannuation.

Please feel free to contribute, and if you like, share with colleagues. I hope you enjoy it.




Five into four doesn't quite fit but who's counting?

31st January 2018

“The single distinguishing feature of a Royal Commission my friend is it lasts a thousand years, and that is how we will bill them” Australia’s seemingly never ending 4-Yearly Review of Modern Awards, now entering its fifth year, would undoubtedly attract the interest of Cleaver…

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Holy Cow, Award Penalty Rates New Sacred Scripture

3rd April 2017

Penalty rates have swiftly become the new sacred cow of the perpetually aggrieved. The Senate, true to form has got on board. Passing its own sacred text, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take Home Pay) Bill if enacted simply entrenches inequitable pay for employees and anti-competitive costs on…

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