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The NES are a key element of the Rudd government's new workplace relations system and will come into effect on 1 January 2010. They will apply to all employees in the Federal system regardless of industry, occupation or income. They cover maximum weekly hours of...
The poor socio-economic outcomes of women who have their first child when young are well documented, but the policy implications depend on the causal mechanisms that underlie it. This paper examines this issue using a new Australian panel of young women. No evidence is found...
Political cartoons are a ubiquitous form of satire which assists the public to interpret political life. This study examined the tone and content of 107 political, satirical cartoon images published in mainstream Australian newspapers in 2005 and 2006.
The cartoons illustrated the sweeping...
WorkCover management wants to make big cuts in compensation payments to injured workers. The rationale put forward is that injured workers are to blame for WorkCover's poor performance, rather than its own continuing inability to manage the scheme. Kevin Purse examines the reasons behind this...
This report sets out to establish whether there is a link between changes in Australian working patterns and aspects of wellbeing associated with relationships, particularly those in families, but also including friendships and participation in the broader community.
A significant body of evidence...
Examines the consequences of penalty rates for employment, productivity, profitability and consumer welfare.
As a result of decisions by numerous state and federal commissions and tribunals, most recently the Fair Work Commission, penalty rates have become an important influence on the...