David Peetz


Wage norms and the link to public sector salary caps

This report examines the escalating cost of living and retention crisis for New South Wales public sector workers.

AWAs, collective agreements and earnings: beneath the aggregate data

In introducing the ‘WorkChoices’ reforms, the federal government argued that they would encourage increased wages, particularly through Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs). Using unpublished data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) Survey for May 2006 (released March 2007), this report...

Assessing the impact of 'WorkChoices' one year on

This report uses data from a range of sources, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR), the Office of the Employment Advocate (OEA), the Office of the Workplace Rights Advocate (WRA), private surveys, media and web reports...