March 2000

Research report

14 Mar 2000

Australians are working longer hours than at any time during the past 20 years. A consequence of this has been that the proportion who are overworked-defined here as those working 49 or more hours per week-is greater than ever before. Paradoxically, this trend has also...

Research report

7 Mar 2000

Today, as a sovereign nation, Australia enters into treaties and its Parliaments decide whether to implement them as law in Australia. This situation is vastly different from that which prevailed at the time the Commonwealth Constitution came into effect.

In 1901, the Australian Government...

Research report

1 Mar 2000

Resolving the issues in the granting of refugee status and the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers is by no means easy. This paper examines the attitude of Australia towards refugees by giving a brief historical context, examining the relevant international human rights conventions, the...

Discussion paper

1 Mar 2000

Workplaces with Indigenous employees are qualitatively different from other workplaces because such workplaces use industrial relations practices consistent with encouraging greater cultural diversity within the firm. Whether this results from proactive measures on the part of management, or whether they result as a strategic initiative...

Research report

1 Mar 2000

This report examines the participation and representation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) elections over the ten-year period since its inception in 1990.

The authors attempt to identify patterns of participation that seem to be emerging and what these might suggest about...