Election 2016: Update

Since AIER released our election analysis last week there have been some further relevant announcements on workplace related issues. These announcements confirm our conclusions that a Coalition government would shift workplace regulation further away from the...

Penalty Rates: who is to protect them and how

One of the more interesting workplace issues to get an airing in the election campaign has been the contest between Labor and the Greens on penalty rates. Labor and the union movement have been running a visible campaign on protecting penalty rates. It is an issue...
Election 2016: Policy versus the Charter

Election 2016: Policy versus the Charter

The Australian Charter of Employment Rights sets out ten principles for fair and just workplace relations laws and practices. It is a blueprint for industrial relations in Australia, and is the foundation underlying all of the work of the Australian Institute of...