Our employment policy is informed by the belief that government should be actively involved in job creation as it was for most of the last century. Therefore, the RepresentUs Movement believes that our representatives in our Common Wealth government should be actively involved in investing some of our Common Wealth in social businesses that support our communities and our society. The RepresentUs Movement actively supports and encourages business, however, we also believe that all Australian business should be committed to making a positive contribution to our Common Wealth. RepresentUs believes that our Common Wealth Parliament representatives should be making sure that the most economically vulnerable members of our nation are treated justly, whilst being positively motivated from our tax regime. (see our tax policy) However, we also recognise that some profit orientated business who exploit our Common Wealth, and do not give anything back to our communities - and our nation - are not benefiting the owners of our Common Wealth and should be taxed accordingly.
For these reasons, the RepresentUs Movement's employment policy includes:
Utilising our labour market as an inflation anchor, which dynamically responds to the increases and decreases of demand for labour from the public sector. So, when labour demand is high in the private sector the Guaranteed Job Initiative Common Wealth government investment will go down. Conversely, when the labour demand is low in the private sector our Common Wealth investment will go up in the Guaranteed Job Initiative
A job guarantee scheme in which any person willing and able to work will be offered a meaningful job by the government at a socially acceptable minimum wage along with training, support and mechanisms for transitioning participants to the private sector if s/he wishes
Part time and casual workers can also participate in the job guarantee scheme on a part time basis to "top up" their hours of paid employment
Government supported modern apprenticeships and traineeships will be fully subsidised by our Common Wealth government. This will include additional subsidies for all apprentices to 'tool up' by the time they have completed their apprenticeship
Government sponsored micro and small business pathways - and incubators - with mentor support that educate and encourage participants, (to work together on new and innovative business models), which are predicated upon collaboration, cooperation and community based enterprises
A targeted Natural Rate of Unemployment of around 2%, which guarantees full labour utilisation, an improved productive capacity of our overall economy and less socio-economic inequality - will be a legislated requirement of all future Common Wealth governments - in Canberra