Crikey reporter Sophie Vorrath writes:
One thing about the Federal Government’s new workplace relations laws: it’s certainly creating jobs for the boys. At least Jackson Wells Morris – the Sydney PR company co-founded by John Howard’s former senior political advisor and close personal friend Grahame Morris (who no longer works there) – looks to be doing very well out of the changes.
The Neutral Bay PR firm was recently awarded the lucrative contract to help the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations communicate the government’s new Work Choices system to businesses – rumoured to be worth $500,000.
And now it has also won the tender to advise the government’s new look Australian Industrial Relations Commission in communicating its significantly watered down role in mediating IR disputes, ensuring equity in the workforce and fighting unfair dismissal.