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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.




A Tale of Two Perspectives

26th February 2017

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity” The Fair Work Commission decision reducing Sunday penalty rates has been characterised in some quarters as an act…

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Merry Post-Truth Christmas

21st December 2016

I learn’t a new phrase in November this year to describe events that are apparently unexplainable by rational analysis - ‘Post-truth’. This is great news as earlier in the year I predicted 2016 would define how Australian employment relationships would be governed for the next…

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Too Much Discrimination Is Never Enough for Some

16th November 2016

Amidst the tumult and shouting over the QUT students’ plight and Bill Leak cartoon, the prescient words of a client, similarly faced with false accusations of discrimination resonate: Where are my human rights? A very good question that deserves an answer from the Human Rights Commission and…

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