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When he ended 2019 amid literal and political smoke, it would have seemed inconceivable Scott Morrison could finish 2020 on a high. Or that he’d have reached there on the back of Australia’s worst downturn…
The federal government's industrial relations bill will fix a problem that doesn't exist by making a failed legal argument the law.
The government's latest industrial relations reform does little to change the power between employers and employees - with the former still strongly advantaged.
The practice of ‘casual’ employment has become a means to foster insecurity and low power, depriving many workers of leave under the guise of an alleged need for flexibility.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
If we remain relatively virus-free, politics in 2021 should become more normal than in 2020. And that will affect strategies on both sides.
The departure of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru from Google highlights attempts to make algorithmic decision-making accountable.
The Morrison Government has picked up its weapons again, with an industrial relations bill that will tip the scales further against employees.
On Wednesday, the government will introduce industrial relations legislation allowing businesses affected by COVID to be exempt from the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) in enterprise agreements.
With the recession exposing more workers to the vagaries of gig work, it's more urgent than ever to close the legal loopholes that deny workers employment rights.
The Victorian government was using a sector known for its non-compliance with minimum labour standards for an important public safety job. That decision has come back to bite it.
Many of our cleaners have neither the time nor the resources to do the job properly, yet some do the job really well. The difference points to a way forward.
Federal industrial relations minister Christian Porter with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Scott Morrison may have realised his real power is not as an advocate but a broker.
Perhaps a silver-lining of the pandemic, the economic downturn has created a more constructive discourse between the minister for industrial relations and the unions.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack at the National Press Club on May 26 2020.
Scott Morrison's call for a new deal in industrial relations has been compared to the accords of the Hawke and Keating Labor years. It isn't the same.
Unions, business and government will sit down to try to overhaul our industrial relations system. Past and recent history tell us this is a tough ask.
Scott Morrison, not one to waste a crisis, is calling the coronavirus a chance to reform the country's industrial relations.
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Interviews with Ansett Airlines employees ten years after the airline’s collapse reveals a workforce much more resilient than expected - thanks mostly to how much staff helped each other.
Working from home changes your relationship with your workplace, but not the obligations you and your employer owe each other.
The heads of the Business Council of Australia and Australian Retailers Association are among those blaming “inadvertent payroll mistakes"on an overly complex industrial relations system.
Employers are blaming underpaying employees on the the complexity of industrial awards. They should blame themselves.