The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) is an independent organisation that seeks to ensure fair and decent workplace rights for all.
AIER works in the areas of legislation, research, education and advocacy to champion the fundamental rights and responsibilities of employers and workers, and to create positive workplaces.
The Institute’s eighth Ron McCallum Debate was another great success and we were thrilled to be joined by John Hendy QC, Chair of our sister organisation, the British Institute of Employment Rights. Our panel engaged in robust discussion about the failings of...read more
Australia’s current workplace relations system and related laws are failing to provide a fair go for people who work and those seeking work. The AIER is embarking on an ambitious project to develop a new workplace relations architecture. This is a bold project to that will look to reconfigure industrial relations, human rights and health and safety laws and regulations. As a society we are facing significant economic and social challenges, including profound and rapid changes in the way work is organised and conducted. At the AIER we believe the situation cannot be rectified by tinkering around the edges with minor reform. We have released our project plan and welcome input and comment.
Latest AIER Event
Ron McCallum Debate 2018
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING: DELIVERING FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST?
Thank you to the Hon. Geoff Giudice AO, for moderating our debate; Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, for his insights, ongoing patronage and allowing us to host the debate in his honour; and of course to all our speakers:
- Professor Anthony Forsyth, RMIT University,
- John Hendy QC, British Institute of Employment Rights;
- Kate Minter, Unions NSW;
- Kim Parish, House with No Steps;
- Alison Pennington, Centre for Future Work;
- Stephen Smith, AiGroup.
This year’s debate was a full and informed discussion stimulating focus and thought on this important area of workplace relations.
Read the AIER discussion paper.
Read a summary of the debate.
Watch the debate in full.