“The amendments proposed by the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 (EI Bill) are in direct violation of Australia’s labour and human rights obligations under international law.

If legislated, the provisions of the EI Bill would directly interfere with the rights to freedom of association and independent functioning of trade unions guaranteed by (among other international instruments) ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise.”