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Report

10 Jul 2017

Penalty rates have been a fixture of Australian industrial relations regimes since the late 1800s. With federation, a series of decisions by various state and federal wage-setting bodies began, culminating in the first ‘national’ penalty rate decision in 1947.

These early decisions...

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Audio interview

05 Sep 2016

A former union official, Grace Collier, has called for greater scrutiny of 'deals' between unions and employers, which leave some workers worse off. Recently the Coles group had an enterprise agreement struck out because it disadvantaged some workers.

Collier, now a private consultant,...

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Working paper

24 Jun 2003

This report aims to provide insight into the industrial agreement-making process in Australian businesses. The analysis is based on data drawn from the ABL Workplace Agreements Survey 2001. The survey collected data on the expectations associated with agreement making, the operation of...

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