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The Australian Institute of Employment Rights held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 9 November 2017. Thank you to all our members and supporters for the support you have shown for our work over the past year. Read all about it int our Year in Review report.

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2017 Ron McCallum Debate: summary

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 Debate

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AIER at the IRSQ Convention

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.

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Submission to Modern Slavery Act Inquiry

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.

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UBI and the Future of Work

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.

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Climate and work

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?

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