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Some thoughts on HILDA and gig economy workers

Last week the Melbourne Institute released its Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey finding no evidence of a rise in the use of independent workers, prompting commentary that the ‘gig economy is a myth’. One interesting aspect of this finding is the Survey’s ready equation of gig economy workers with the solo self-employed.

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New Executive Director appointed to the AIER

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights is delighted to announce the appointment of Renee Burns to the role of Executive Director. Renee is currently undertaking a Masters in Employment and Labour Relations Law through the University of Melbourne Law School. She...

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AIER Newsletter

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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Newsletter – March 2018

Wither wages? Wages – or the lack of them – remain at the heart of Australia’s industrial, economic and social concerns in the first quarter of 2018.

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The Australian Institute of Employment Rights held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9 November 2017. Thank you to all our members and supporters for the support you have shown for our work over the past year. Read all about it int our Year in Review report.

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2017 Ron McCallum Debate: summary

The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate provided an excellent and robust discussion on the current failings of the workplace relations system and proposals to fix it. Our amazing panel covered a whole range of issues in the course of the event. If you missed it, read our summary or watch the Debate

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