Universities have legitimate reasons for employing some staff on casual contracts, but the impacts of the COVID pandemic have brought long-standing problems to a head. Now is the time to act on these.
It'll be harder for employers to underpay workers, but easier to offer them extra hours without penalty pay.
The federal government's industrial relations bill will fix a problem that doesn't exist by making a failed legal argument the law.
The government's latest industrial relations reform does little to change the power between employers and employees - with the former still strongly advantaged.