Can I regain some "cred" to my "conservative leaning" claim at the top of the blog by noting that I think the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce Sunday penalty rates is overdue and justified? In fact, I think they should have gone a bit further, especially with casuals.
Of course, it won't affect a great many small businesses that dealt with the excessive penalty rates by just ignoring them. Maybe I can even make a bit of a Laffer-like argument here, and note that the result might mean a net improvement for hospitality workers as a whole, if it encourages businesses to actually pay to the award. But that could be being too optimistic.