The system is broken, what’s the fix? This question was the topic for AIER’s 2017 Ron McCallum debate, held in Sydney in October 2017. The AIER has embarked on a project to seek to identify the new elements of a fairer and more effective workplace relations system. The ACTU has now launched a new campaign to ‘Change the Rules’. Employer groups, the Coalition Government and conservative commentators have attacked the ACTU’s plan as a backward step. AIER Executive member Keith Harvey examines the key issues in this new IR battleground.

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