Anthony Forsyth


Where to now for unions and ‘change the rules’?

For two years through its “change the rules” campaign the Australian Council of Trade Unions has had remarkable success in entrenching in public consciousness the twin themes of wage theft and insecure work.
Journal article

Law, politics and ideology: the regulatory response to trade union corruption in Australia

This article seeks to analyse and assess regulatory responses to trade union corruption. It attempts to establish the extent of the problem which these new laws are intended to address, and to determine whether they are therefore necessary or, as many critics of the Royal...

Victorian inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work: final report

The Inquiry has recommended that a licensing scheme be set up to regulate labour hire operators. The report also called on the Victorian Government to advocate for a national licensing scheme for labour hire operators, through the Council of Australian Governments. The Victorian Government has...

Fair Work Australia’s influence in the enterprise bargaining process

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...
Discussion paper

Embedding workplace collaboration: preventing disputes

Based on research carried out by the Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group, this paper examines how the new regulatory institutions created by the Fair Work Act can assist workplace relations parties to develop best practice employment relationships and increase productivity. The paper includes comprises...