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Employment Policy

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

One Nation believes that re-industrialisation is the best way of creating lasting full time employment with positions for skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers. This combined with training Australians rather than importing skills. Tax and economic reform, rescinding of harmful treaties and industrial relations policy based on fairness and equality for all Australian employees and employers will enable our manufacturing, business and rural industries to compete on a truly level playing field. 

One Nation will make creating employment and the reducing of unemployment and all its associated social ills our prime objective. One Nation’s Industrial Relations Policy is based on fairness and equality for all parties concerned. The important role unions have played in Australia is recognised and the continuing need for workers to have access to union assistance to protect them from unscrupulous employer or negotiate their wages and conditions is acknowledged. Though encouraged, membership of unions will continue to be voluntary.

EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS

If a country has an agricultural base from which to feed its people, industrial infrastructure, a skilled manufacturing base, abundant energy and mineral resources and a healthy united and educated population, it has the essentials to become self-sufficient. If that country is barren of opportunity for its young, unable to care for its aged, dependent on goods and finance from foreigners and unemployment among its workforce is rife; the problem is political ineptitude and economic mismanagement. 
One Nation believes;

  • Training programs based on the needs of industry and business providing indentured apprenticeships to further skills and higher education. We need to return to indentured apprenticeship-based training which recent governments have discouraged. Due to their policy of dismantling our industrial base, these positions have not been available; so most kids have been forced to stay on at school.

  • The ideal age for apprenticeship is after third year at high school, at the age of 15-16 years, an age receptive to discipline and learning. The majority are now forced to stay another two years at school, at which time it is usually too late for them to successfully enter a trade.

  • Nursing is a typical example. Many, who would have made excellent nurses, have been lost due to the disbandment of on the job apprenticeship training, for academic training. This is reflected in the shortage of nurses and drop in standards of care in hospitals.

  • Engineering trades have suffered the same problem and we are fast losing all our skills as the older generations retire and there is no one to hand them down to. Apprenticeships training is the ideal base to go on to almost any field, or position.  Most of our top engineers started out this way.

One Nation recognises that long-term employment must come from the private sector. We desire a return to Australian ownership of land, resources, public utilities and businesses. The assets and resources of Australia must be the property of the Australian people. One Nation believes that, combined with a strong primary industry and a vigorous resource sector, the stimulation of a broad-based manufacturing sector is vital to Australia’s future well-being. We should not force industry and employment to go offshore.

 

 

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