Improving workplace productivity is a crucial part of the global competitive challenge facing Australia’s oil and gas industry, according to APPEA.

Outgoing APPEA Chief Executive David Byers said: “The Fair Work Act 2009 continues to reduce the oil and gas industry’s capacity to deliver the current wave of projects on time and on budget. The successful completion of $180 billion worth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects under development remains the priority yet restrictive workplace laws that encourage high labour costs and low productivity threaten future investment in Australia. 

“Ultim...