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Rampant wage rip-offs don't only leave workers less in their pockets (and less to spend), it also drives down the pay and conditions across the workforce. It doesn't just deny people a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, it undercuts the millions of employers who are doing the right thing.
The Prime Minster has his blinkers on if he thinks his contributions about penalty rates isn't placing enormous pressure on the Fair Work Commission to find against the interests of hard-working employees. He is using the high office of Prime Minister to crack the whip on the Commission.
When Labor was in Government, we established the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to the Sexual Abuse of Children. When Tony Abbott came to government, he launched a royal commission into his political opponents.