UNAIR NEWS – Indonesia in order to expand employment opportunities, always strives to make proper and appropriate policies. One of them is through Work Creation Bill, or popularly known as the Omnibus Law.
As a response, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) held an Omnibus Law Seminar, Work Creation Draft Bill: “Improving Business Opportunities for Quality Economic Growth”. In the seminar, UNAIR also invited several practitioners and academics for a discussion on Friday, February 28, 2020.
One of the academics was Dr. Rudi Purwono, SE., MSE, UNAIR Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) academic. On this occasion, Dr. Rudi delivered the material entitled “Measuring the Direction of Indonesia’s Investment Policy in the Future”.
Dr. Rudi discussed the direction of Indonesia’s economic policy. According to him, the direction of Indonesia’s economic policy is inseparable from the policies designed by the government.
Indonesia’s economic policy must lead to six things. First, the direction of Indonesia’s economic policy must be able to encourage inclusive and sustainable economic growth. This can be achieved through economic growth, from the creation of business activities.
“We must strengthen the culture of competitiveness and be able to grow inclusively,” he said.
Second, the direction of Indonesia’s economic policy must be able to increase competitiveness. Businesses in Indonesia must expand using investments.
“Indonesia with 34 provinces must race to improve economic quality,” he added.
In addition, the direction of economic policy in Indonesia must be able to encourage the achievement of economic independence, create employment opportunities, reduce inequality and poverty, and must be able to improve welfare. With the achievement of the six policy directions, it is expected to improve the quality of the economy in Indonesia.
Dr. Rudi emphasized that the issue in the public sphere of the Work Creation Draft Bill was on labor and the environment. In case of labor, matters that need to be considered include the regulations on wages, regulations on contract workers and policies on layoffs.
“These things must fully support the welfare of the workforce,” he concluded. (*)
Author: Sandi Prabowo
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia