Australian Building and Construction Commission
“Our critics on both sides of politics claim the use of the phrase ‘class war’ is anachronistic, but in the face of growing inequality and the push for corporate dominance, the reality is a class war is being waged on ordinary people. One that it is our responsibility to respond to.” With this clarion call, ...more
Brendan O’Connor may yet be the new Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations should Labor end up forming government once the final outcome of the Federal election is decided. In a frank and revealing interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Winter 2016, Vol 7 No 2), he provides an insight into the personal influences ...more
Re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission, cutting penalty rates, privatising NSW electricity, and tightening controls on industrial action, are positions Martin Ferguson has supported in recent years. For a 40-year veteran of the labour movement, including serving as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and as a Minister in the Rudd Labor ...more
The Winter 2012 edition of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The industrial relations system is fundamentally flawed” – Frank Marks; “The ACTU’s insecure work campaign” – Natalie Rodwell and Neil Napper; “From ABCC to FWBC: Tides of change?” – Irina Kolodizner and Neil Napper; “Assessing compensation in adverse action cases” – Ian Latham and David Taylor; “Casual chat backfires on bank” – Craig Tanner; and “Keeping older workers on the dance floor and the benefits of SLOW ageing” – Kate Marie and Eva Migdal. Also included in this Part are a range of section notes, including an interview of Professor John Buchanan, Vales of The Hon Judith Cohen and Frank Walker QC, the Diary and much more.