This was posted on ABC - Just In, today -
Dr Nelson says the Coalition was damaged at the election by its industrial relations policies and he has officially declared WorkChoices dead.
"We have listened and we have learned, and one of the issues that was very important to the Australian people in changing the Government on November 24 was that of WorkChoices," he said.
"We've listened to the Australian people, we respect the decisions they have made, and WorkChoices is dead."
He has called on the Government to move quickly to introduce its draft industrial relations legislation.
But the Opposition will not commit to supporting changes to industrial relations policies until the Labor Government makes its intentions clear.
Dr Nelson says there should be an independent assessment of the impact of unfair dismissal laws on business before any changes are made.
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