Government remains the major funder of universities. But it hasn't met its obligations even though many institutions face serious infrastructure decay.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said "you can’t reflect society if 90% of your members of parliament were chosen from trade unions and worked in trade unions". Let's take a look at the numbers.
The walkout by thousands of Google employees around the world was historic, both because of who was protesting and what their demands were. It may even mark the start of something new.
While government payments and programs go some way to reducing inequality, the transformation of the labour market and its institutions has cut workers' share of the pie to historic lows.
As unions have shrunk, conditions for workers have got worse.
As political and legal fights over casual work crank up, it's worth busting some myths, such as the idea that it is becoming more common.
There are 750,000 fewer workers under enterprise agreements now than when the Coalition was elected, McManus says in her speech to the John Curtin Research Centre.
The UK desperately needs a more robust system to lift standards in low paid sectors and protect workers.
The Liberals have for years sought to make Shorten’s union background and associations work for them. They haven’t so far had anything like the success they hoped. The question is, can Morrison?
Americans want more say about their benefits, training and other important issues at work.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
And it doesn't involve immigrant bashing. Quite the opposite.
While the Supreme Court's Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada's unions suggest things aren't as bleak as they appear.
The Janus decision by the Supreme Court is a serious legal and financial blow to unions and their hundreds of thousands of members. But it will not kill public-employee unions or teachers' unions.
Research finds union members earn more because they have more experience than their non-union colleagues.
Women played and integral role in the year-long struggle – despite a culture that expected them to stay at home.
An all-women workforce used to weed Italy's rice fields. And they left a powerful historical legacy.
The Supreme Court could kill collective bargaining throughout the country, making workers worse off and exacerbating inequality.
History tells us governments do not always get what they wish for, and in fact often perverse outcomes flow from policy choices.
Even with the most favourable laws, unions will still need to confront the reality of a dramatic transformation in the world of work.