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Workplace agreements


Impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales: First report - the gig economy

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the NSW Government to establish a powerful new tribunal to set enforceable, fair standards for all workers in the gig economy, regardless of their employment classification.

Key working from home trends emerging from COVID-19

This report for the Australian Fair Work Commission identifies important work from home (WFH) trends emerging in Australia in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penalising work – a historical account of penalty rates in Australia

This report argues that reform is required to allow for greater flexibility over penalty rates in what is currently a highly centralised system.

Towards more productive and equitable workplaces: an evaluation of the Fair Work legislation

This evaluation of the Fair Work legislation was formally assessed as meeting the requirements of a post-implementation review by the Office of Best Practice Regulation. The government is currently considering the report, and will respond in due course.

The fair work act: its impact within Australian workplaces

This is AHRI’s second study, in association with Deakin University, on the impact for the Fair Work Act in Australian workplaces. The findings provide a first hand perspective on the operational impact of the Fair Work laws.