The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, December

Editorial
Welcome to the first issue of the twentieth anniversary volume of The Economic and Labour Relations Review. We are proud of the journal's history of encouraging debate in the fields of economics, employment relations and social policy, from a social...
Industrial Relations and the World Economic Crisis in the Context of Globalisation: From Europe to the World
Within the Crisis of Globalisation It would be difficult to maintain that prevailing theories of industrial relations have been able to comprehend the tendencies that emerged in the recent world economic crisis (Sapelli 2008). State of the art discussions...
Looking Back to Move Forward: The (D)evolution of Australia's EEO Regulatory Framework
Introduction On 1 June 2009, the Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek, announced a review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (EOWW Act) and of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency...
Securing Everyday Fairness? Rights, Knowledge and Regulatory Responsibility
The Economic and Labour Relations Review has always had a social justice orientation. It is appropriate that the symposium in this 20th anniversary issue reflect that orientation. This article and the four that follow address aspects of the state's...
The Diversity Management Approach to Equal Employment Opportunity in Australian Organisations
Introduction Australia has a mosaic of anti-discrimination and equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws covering the workplace, designed to provide protection against direct and indirect discrimination for such groups as women, the disabled, older...
The Paradox of Post-Communist Trade Unionism: 'You Can't Want What You Can't Imagine'
Introduction Trade union density is falling in most of the world, and nowhere has the decline been as steep as in former Soviet bloc countries and specifically in Baltic countries. The main forces re-shaping the landscape of industrial relations...
The Rise and, Hopefully, the Fall of Economic Neo-Liberalism in Theory and Practice
I count it a great privilege to contribute the opening essay to this issue of The Economic and Labour Relations Review, which is celebrating its first 20 years. Over that time, the journal has been an outlet for independent and outspoken, often unfashionable...
Time Use, Gender and Disadvantage in Australia: Conventional Income and 'Full Income' Approaches to Estimation
1 Introduction The conventional measure used to assess relative economic disadvantage and poverty status is income. Conventional income poverty measures use household or income unit income levels as a proxy for the standard of living for all members...
What Can Data on Educational Outcomes Reveal regarding Australian Children's Right to Develop 'To Their Fullest Potential'?
1 Introduction Australia, as a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, has undertaken to recognise children's right to development of their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities 'to their fullest potential' (United...
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