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.
Nearly one week on from the Coalition Government’s ‘miracle’ election win the Australian labour movement is asking itself what went wrong. This time around Australia did not vote to change the rules, perhaps some hesitancy might be attributed to the lack of detail around industry level bargaining, perhaps the ALP policy suite was too broad to be fully grasped, perhaps $55 million dollars directed at polarising the electorate is depressingly effective.read more
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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.
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AIER 2006 Work Choices Debate
With the recent passing of inaugural AIER Patron, Hon. Bob Hawke, we have been looking back over his launch of the Institute and involvement in our early debates and events. Here’s our first debate moderated by Jana Wendt and featuring:
- Hon. Bob Hawke
- Hon. Joe Hockey
- Hon. Stephen Smith
- Professor Ron McCallum
- Assoc. Professor Paul Gollan
- Sharan Burrow, ACTU
- Peter Tighe, CEPU
- John Robertson, Unions NSW
- Mark Goodsell, AiG
- Stephen Smith, AiG
- Michael Harmer, AIER
- Hon. Mordy Bromberg
- Fiona Hardie, AIER
The footage begins at about 5 minutes, enjoy!