This review provided an opportunity for feedback on the operation of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) since its establishment, and to consider whether further enhancements should be made to ensure the external dispute resolution scheme is appropriately calibrated and operating effectively.
Fair pay agreements: supporting workers and firms to drive productivity growth and share the benefits
The New Zealand government formed a Fair Pay Agreement Working Group to provide recommendations on the design of a sector-level bargaining system, in order to establish minimum terms and conditions for all workers in an industry or occupation. This report group's recommendations.
This paper discusses Australia’s position on the 2016 arbitral ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v The People’s Republic of China). Australia’s Foreign Minister has stated that this was an important test-case for how the East Asian region can...
Using data from VCAT’s registry from July 2012 to June 2014, this paper examines the role of direct costs in influencing planning participation by both planning applicants and objectors across the Melbourne metropolitan area.
The balance of planning ideologies in Existing Use Rights cases at the New South Wales Land and Environment Court
This paper contributes to narrowing this gap in the literature by drawing on McAuslan’s notion of “planning ideologies” to examine the ideological conflicts inherent in progressing a planning dispute into the legal realm – that is, into an arena where the public interest nature of...