Blog.

 

Have a read through recent thoughts and ideas, bits and bobs from the AIER or access past editions of the AIER Newsletter.

AIER Media Release

AIER Ron McCallum Debate Media Release 11-11-21 “COVID-19: the end of our ‘Lucky Country’? Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Michaelia Cash, and  Shadow Minister, Tony Burke will participate in the 11th Annual Ron McCallum Debate (virtual) on 18...

read more
Ensuring Integrity Bill Defeated

Ensuring Integrity Bill Defeated

Yesterday the Australian Senate delivered a most welcome surprise, defeating the proposed Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019. The result is an important statement by our Senate - echoing the voices of Australian workers...

read more
Ensuring Integrity Bill: 7 Good Reasons to Say NO

Ensuring Integrity Bill: 7 Good Reasons to Say NO

As we near the Senate vote on the Ensuring Integrity Bill we look at 7 good reasons why this Bill should be voted down. 1. The Bill is excessive - The measures proposed under the Ensuring Integrity Bill go beyond the recommendations of the Heydon Royal Commission into...

read more
Watch the 2019 Ron McCallum Debate

Watch the 2019 Ron McCallum Debate

The 9th Annual Ron McCallum Debate topic was Representation and voice in the new world of work. Moderated by the Hon Geoff Giudice AO, with reflections from Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, the panel discussion featured: Natalie James, Partner, Deloitte and former...

read more
ICTUR International Union Rights (2019) 26(2)

ICTUR International Union Rights (2019) 26(2)

Our Executive Director, Renee Burns has contributed to an ILO Centenary Issue of International Union Rights produced by the London based ICTUR. The piece examines the extent to which Australia complies with its international labour and human rights obligations and the...

read more
NTEU Symposium

NTEU Symposium

Professor Anthony Forsyth, from the Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT and Renee Burns, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Employment Rights, will discuss the “Ensuring Integrity Bill”. When: Tuesday the 17th September Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am...

read more
9th Annual Ron McCallum Debate

9th Annual Ron McCallum Debate

Representation and voice in the new world of work 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Thursday 31 October 2019 UTS Auditorium, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Sydney Join us in this, the centenary year of the ILO as we discuss and debate the role and form of...

read more

Post-election Workplace Relations: What Now?

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