workplace democracy

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...

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....

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. Most directly by those working in the energy sector – for good and for bad....