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Job Opportunity: AIER Executive Director

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director (part time) Australian Institute of Employment Rights Inc. Do you think the workplace relations system is broken? Want to play a role in changing the rules? The AIER is looking for an Executive Director to lead its work, including...

Whither unionism?

AIER Board member Keith Harvey [An edited version of this article appears in the journal Workplace Review Volume 8/2 Winter 2017 and is copyright to Thomson Reuters. The article below is the original unedited article.] Recently, I chanced upon an old book — Australian...

The living wage and the ‘Harvester’ decision

This year has seen a renewed focus on minimum wage issues with the 110th anniversary of the Harvester decisions, wage stagnation and the ACTU launching a living wage campaign. In this article, AIER Board member Keith Harvey takes us through the Harvester decision and...

AIER 2017 AGM

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9 November 2017. We would like to thank our Executive Committee for the past year, in particular Michael Harmer, President and Keith Harvey, Treasurer. We also want to thank...

2017 Ron McCallum Debate: summary

Inspired by Ron’s declaration at last year’s debate, the 2017 topic was “The system is broken. What is the fix?” The Institute’s seventh Ron McCallum Debate was another great success with a robust discussion about the future of regulating work. Former FWC and AIRC...

Watch the 2017 Ron McCallum Debate

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 our summary of the Debate here and download the AIER discussion paper: “The system is broken....