Papers and Presentations

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...

Whither unionism?

AIER Board member Keith Harvey [An edited version of this article appears in the journal Workplace Review Volume 8/2 Winter 2017 and is copyright to Thomson Reuters. The article below is the original unedited article.] Recently, I chanced upon an old book — Australian...

AIER at the IRSQ Convention

AIER recently attended the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland’s annual convention. The theme was “Back to the Future”. Our presentation included the AIER’s analysis of why the workplace relations system is broken, including the march of...

UBI and the Future of Work

AIER’s Executive Director, Clare Ozich, contributed to a recently released report, “Can Less Work Be More Fair? A discussion paper on Universal Basic Income and shorter working week”. The report contains a number of contributions from different...

Democracy, power and work

Speech notes for a presentation to the International Employment Relations Association Conference 2016 The Australian Institute of Employment Rights takes a rights-based approach to workplace relations. Our work is underpinned by the Australian Charter of Employment...