The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, February

A Post Keynesian Perspective on Industry Assistance and the Effectiveness of Australia's Carbon Pricing Scheme
1. Introduction (1) Australia's carbon pricing scheme protects the profits of polluters and, as a consequence, has a negligible impact on the carbon emissions emanating from Australian industries. Profits could even increase in certain industries,...
Australia's Carbon Tax: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing?
Introduction Since they were proposed at the start of the nineteenth century, pollution taxes have been part of the economist's tool kit for internalising the social costs of environmental damages. The aim of a tax on air pollutants is to reduce...
Carbon Markets: Inherent Limitations and Complementary Policies
Over the last two decades, carbon pricing--particularly the use of carbon markets--has become a prominent environmental policy option for controlling greenhouse gas emissions. Orthodox economic theory suggests that carbon markets are the least-cost...
Climate Change and Global Development: Towards a Post-Kyoto Paradigm?
Introduction Climate change expresses, on a world scale, the fundamental contradiction between capitalist development and ecological sustainability. The climate is a global commons--even the World Bank calls it a 'global public good' (World Bank...
Complementary Climate Change Policies: A Framework for Evaluation
Introduction Nearly 20 years after agreeing to do so in principle (United Nations 1992), the Commonwealth Government has recently passed legislation to introduce a price on greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Energy Legislation will commence on...
From the Tyranny of Distance to the Power of Proximity: Can Australian Workers Trade Up in the Lucky Country? the 2011 Stan Kelly Lecture, 10 November 2011
Introduction Imagine a country that is inward looking and rarely notices the world beyond its own borders. Imagine a country with double-digit inflation and unemployment and a poor record of economic growth. Workers and their bosses are at each...
Organisational Support and Employee Commitment in Sri Lanka
Introduction The article explores employees' perceptions of organisational support (POS) in one large telecommunications firm in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT). Perceptions of organisational support represent employees' subjective assessment...
Rationales for Additional Climate Policy Instruments under a Carbon Price
1. Introduction With growing awareness of the huge costs of mitigating and adapting to climate change (and the great dangers of getting climate strategy wrong), the choice as to the most appropriate set of policy instruments to address this issue...
Valuing Pollution: Problems of Price in the Commodification of Nature
Introduction Extending the sphere of the market as a mechanism for environmental policy was enthusiastically embraced by governments during the 1990s following the Brundtland Commission's (WCED 1987) promotion of 'sustainable development'. The conflation...
Who Cleans Up? the Declining Earnings Position of Cleaners in Australia
Introduction Over the last 20 years Australia has undergone a neoliberal transformation, characterised by the promotion of competition through public sector privatisation and labour market deregulation (Bray and Underhill 2009; Stilwell 2000). On...
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