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John Howe

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Report

25 Feb 2013
447

This report examines the influence of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) - formally Fair Work Australia - through its supervisory role in the enterprise bargaining process, and the consequences of FWC's involvement for the way that employers, employees and unions manage industrial relations at the...

Report

8 Sep 2008
20

Governments at all levels in Australia offer financial assistance in one form or another to private corporations in order to encourage and facilitate business investment in their respective jurisdictions. This disbursement of public funds is often justified on the basis of the number of jobs...

Report

29 Mar 2007
61

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Federal Government’s Work Choices legislation has severely curtailed the capacity of State Governments to regulate labour practices directly by legislation. Of the possible State Government regulatory responses to Work Choices, it is the use of public procurement as a means for...

Report

19 Dec 2006
24

Increasing attention (particularly in Europe and the United States) has been paid to the use by states of ‘soft’ or ‘light touch’ approaches to regulating labour standards. Such regulatory approaches are yet to receive extensive consideration as forms of state labour regulation in Australian labour...

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Article

18 Jul 2006
427

The ruling on the Cowra abattoir case highlights the implications of the new IR rules, according to John Howe and Jill Murray

WHEN an abattoir in Cowra threatened to sack 29 workers so that some of them could be rehired on lower pay and...

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