Events

Ron McCallum Debate 2018

Collective Bargaining: Delivering for the public interest? Enterprise bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009 is failing. Agreements under our system may be reached without the involvement of trade unions and absent any actual process of bargaining. The number of...

2017 Ron McCallum Debate: summary

Inspired by Ron’s declaration at last year’s debate, the 2017 topic was “The system is broken. What is the fix?” The Institute’s seventh Ron McCallum Debate was another great success with a robust discussion about the future of regulating work. Former FWC and AIRC...

Watch the 2017 Ron McCallum Debate

The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate was one of the best yet! Watch our panel discuss and debate why the workplace relations system is broken and what is needed to fix it. Read our summary of the Debate here and download the AIER discussion paper: “The system is broken....
2017 Ron McCallum Debate

2017 Ron McCallum Debate

The system is broken. What is the fix? There is a growing recognition across the community that the workplace relations system is broken. Large scale exploitation, low wage growth and declining levels of unionisation point to the system failing workers. Business,...

Workers’ rights for campaigners

Melbourne Campaigners’ Network: workers’ rights and campaigners Do progressive organisations have a responsibility to live their values in their workplaces? Can campaigning organisations demand progressive change without demonstrating that we adhere to its basic...