Penalty rates decision could backfire on Fair Work Commission

Image: Penalty rates definition by Tom Allinson

Penalty rates have resurfaced as a key dividing political issue after the decision to cut Sunday rates on Thursday.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today vowed to push through a freeze on the cuts, signalling a reform of the Fair Work Commission could be on the agenda next election.

But how could the fair work commission be reshaped and exactly why are the cuts unfair?

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