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Restoring Rights at Work – Lessons from the UK

Professor Keith Ewing from London University argues that Australia and the United Kingdom are two countries with a lot in common - severely compromised workplace rights. Both have elected labour governments after a long period of conservative rule in which workplace...

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AIER Launches The Debate Magazine

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) today launched the first edition of its new magazine The Debate at Parliament House in Canberra. Launched by Professor Ron McCallum, the magazine explores the gaps that need to be filled in the Rudd Government’s...

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Forward With Fairness?

In a new lobbying document, the Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) calls for the Australian Government to make changes to its Forward with Fairness legislation, and argues that now is the time to lay the platform for fairness in Australian workplaces. ...

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AIER Encouraged by Labour’s Rights-Based Approach

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) President and prominent barrister Mordy Bromberg SC sees Labour’s new workplace policy, Forward With Fairness, as an important shift towards establishing internationally recognised workplace rights in the Australian...

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Call for A Charter of Employment Rights

 Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) President Mordy Bromberg SC and Executive Director Rob Durbridge set out the case for a consultation among lawyers, academics, unionists, employers and the general community about a rights-based approach to employment...

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Labour Codes: Do Workers Really Benefit?

The UK-based Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has today issued an eagerly-awaited research report looking at the impacts on workers of the labour codes of practice adopted by its corporate members. Prepared over three years by the Institute of Development Studies at...

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The Perth 107: The Right To Strike Contest

Labour law researcher Chris White presents a background report on the prosecution of 107 construction workers involved in a strike on the Perth-Mandurah railway project. The unprecedented prosecution of 107 construction workers for striking on the Perth-Mandurah...

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ACTU Plan the Path to Democracy in the Workplace

Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) Advisory Committee member Dr Anthony Forsyth evaluates the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) report 'A Fair Go At Work', which outlines the peak union body’s proposals for enshrining collective bargaining...

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WorkChoices: Hobson’s Choice at Work

In an address at the recent Australian Labour Law Association Conference in Brisbane Rob Durbridge, the Executive Director of Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER), questions the Howard Government’s recent WorkChoices amendments and explores options for...

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Reforming Australian Industrial Relations?

In his address as part of the 21st Foenander Lecture, Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) Advisory Committee member Joe Issac explores the place of the WorkChoices legislation within the framework of an economically efficient and socially fair industrial...

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WorkChoices…The Low Road to Nowhere?

Australian Institute for Employment Rights (AIER) Executive Director Rob Durbridge outlines the wider implications of the federal government's radical new WorkChoices legislation. As we enter the new financial year, what is the forecast for the federal government’s...

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