Industrial relations

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Journal article

The influence of trust in traditional contracting: investigating the "lived experience" of stakeholders

Contractual design encourages stakeholders to defend their own individual interest to the likely detriment of project objectives. These failings are not disputed, however, given that trust is a fundamental requirement for human interaction the influence of trust is potentially important in terms of stakeholder relationships...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Would building workers have less rights than ice dealers under ABCC laws?

The CFMEU claims that if the Coalition re-establishes the Australian Building and Construction Commission, a worker will have "less rights than an ice dealer".
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the CFMMEU the most unlawful organisation in the history of Australia's industrial laws, as Christian Porter says?

As the Federal Government seeks support for tougher union penalties under its proposed Ensuring Integrity Bill, Attorney-General Christian Porter has repeatedly criticised the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union, or CFMMEU, labelling it
Report

Promoting compliance through behavioural insights

This report looks at how behavioural insights techniques could be applied to reduce costs and barriers to access for employers and employees who use the Fair Work Commission’s services, and improve overall compliance with unfair dismissal and enterprise agreement lodgment requirements.
Discussion paper

Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: further strengthening the civil compliance and enforcement framework

The Australian government is committed to an industrial relations system that balances the needs of both employees and employers, including those engaged in small business. This paper seeks input from the community about the operation of the current compliance and enforcement framework.
Discussion paper

Secondary boycotts in Australia: history and context

Australia has a long history of secondary boycotts, which have been widely used for causes now generally accepted. This paper outlines the argument that expanding laws primarily intended to limit union power to outlaw advocacy campaigns is illiberal, and would require significant changes to the...
Briefing paper

Collective bargaining “reform”: What does business want? And what would actually fix the system?

This paper compiles the various proposals advanced by employers, and shows that together, they would constitute a thorough reorientation of Australia's collective bargaining system.
Survey

Everyone’s business: survey on sexual harassment of members of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association

The data contained in this report captures what SDA members’ have said about their experiences of sexual harassment both in the workplace and, more broadly, in their lifetime. It should be noted that the 2019 survey results reflect people’s experiences of sexual harassment as reported...
Policy report

Bailout for business in a no-deal Brexit

As efforts to reach a withdrawal agreement with the EU reach a crescendo, government and business are also preparing frantically for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. This report discusses the variety of harms that the government may want to address, and highlights some of...
Report

Harnessing our innovation potential: gender equality in STEM

The gender equality challenges in STEM are reflective of the larger Australian workforce, where stark gender gaps persist in leadership, pay and who shoulders the responsibility for care. However, as the demand for STEM skills increase in the future of work, this report suggests that...