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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 Debateread more
The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate was one of the best yet! Watch our panel discuss and debate why the workplace relations system is broken and what is needed to fix it.read more
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 system is broken and an outline of our ambitious project to envisage a new workplace relations architecture.read more
The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate is being held on Wednesday 25 October in Sydney. Join a great panel of speakers discussing and debating “The system is broken. What is the fix?”read more
AIER, along with the NUW and ASU, ran a workshop at the recent Progress Conference on how progressive organisation can set up fair and decent workplaces.read more
AIER’s submission to the Inquiry into a Modern Slavery Act for Australia. While the complexity and length of supply chains is a challenge for developing effective regulations, it cannot be an excuse for inaction. Australia can and should implement robust laws to eradicate human rights abuses in supply chains.read more
The Fair Work Commission today handed down its decision to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates in the hospitality and retail sectors. Here are our initial thoughts on the decision and its implications.read more
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”. Clare’s essay considers the potential for reconsidering our relationship to work.read more
Climate change will profoundly change our workplaces and the way we work. The impacts of mitigating and adapting to climate change are already being felt by workers throughout the economy. How can workers and unions respond?read more
Clare Ozich from Australian Institute of Employment Rights and Jake Wishart from the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance presented a session for the Melbourne Campaigners’ Network on workers’ rights for campaigners.read more
Read the Executive Director's Year in Review for 2016, to be presented at AIER's 2016 AGM.read more
The AIER's AGM for 2016 will be held on Thursday 10 November from 4pm. See the attached documents for details. 2016 AGM Notice of Meeting 2016 AGM Agenda 2015 AGM Minutesread more
The 6th Annual Ron McCallum Debate saw a fascinating discussion on inequality and insecurity. Read the summary of the discussion or watch the Debate.read more
The Australian Institute of Employment Rights is today releasing its Discussion Paper, Inequality and Insecurity: Responding to the challenge of precarious work, ahead of the 2016 Ron McCallum Debate.read more
The Australian Institute of Employment Rights today released its Discussion Paper, Inequality and Insecurity: Responding to the challenge of precarious work, ahead of the 2016 Ron McCallum Debate.read more
Rising inequality and growing insecure work are two key challenges of our time. The decline of economically secure, standard working arrangements is a world-wide trend with social, economic and political consequences.read more
A free public event, the 2016 Ron McCallum Debate will be held on Thursday 29 September from 4pm at the four Seasons hotel in Sydney. RSVP now at email@example.com more
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 29 September, 4pm – 6pm at the Four Seasons Hotel , 199 George Street, Sydney .
The 6th Annual Ron McCallum Debate will explore the implications of insecure and precarious work, in all its different forms, for workers, for business and for our society.read more
Freedom of association and workplace democracy are key rights that need to be revitalised if we are to address growing wealth and income inequality, argues AIER’s Executive Director in this address to the International Employment Relations Association conference.read more
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 principles espoused in the Charter of Employment Rights, while the policies of Labor and the Greens better reflect the Charter principles.read more