The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, November

Collective Bargaining under Trade Practices Law
Introduction Under the Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Act (no.1) 2006 (Cth) (Amendment Act), small businesses are encouraged to engage in collective bargaining with big business through procedures allowing immunity from s 45(2) (1) of the...
Low-Skill Workers, Technology, and Education: A New Vision for Workforce Development Policy
Introduction At no time in American history is the possession of skills and education so necessary for individuals' economic self-sufficiency and the country's national competitiveness. For many adults, even those with the least education and work...
Minimum Wages, Unions, the Economy and Society
Introduction One of the most obvious characteristics of the WorkChoices legislation enacted by the Howard government, but an aspect underplayed in the media and in the 2007 election debate between political leaders, was its profoundly anti-union...
Privatisation, Myopia and the Long-Run Provision of Economic Infrastructure in Australia
Introduction The onset of the global financial crisis in 2007 has been transmitted into the economy as a slowdown in consumption, investment, growth and employment in Australia. In this context, it is timely to revisit the validity of the arguments...
Skills and Training: Reflections on a Recent British Contribution to Current Debates
Grugulis, I. (2008) Skills, Training and Human Resource Management: A Critical Text. Palgrave Macmillan, UK. Introduction (1) The election of the Rudd Labor government will see Australia enter another period of change in its training system....
Social Exclusion: Challenges for Research and Implications for Policy
Introduction Social exclusion has emerged as a major organising theme of social policy. It has influenced how issues are conceived, debated, researched and addressed, particularly in Europe. Its modern usage began in France in the 1970s to capture...
Symposium: Recent Developments in Regulation and Implications for Social Inclusion
In the face of the international financial crisis, there is mounting disillusionment with the neoliberal ideology which has underpinned public policy over the last few decades. This has been reflected by the recent change of government in Australia...
The Contemporary Growth Regime Has Been Ensured by the Australian State's Mutations (at Least until Now)
Introduction The notion of different 'varieties', or forms, of capitalism has gained considerable support in the last decade or so, although all forms of capitalism share certain common features of production and consumption (for example, see: Hollingsworth...
'The Government Is the Best Landlord I've Ever Had': Older Public Housing Tenants and Social Inclusion in Inner Sydney
Introduction A common sentiment of the contemporary policy era in Australia is that public housing is anachronistic--a legacy of a bygone era. It is not uncommon for it to be portrayed as an urban form that encourages anomie and a general bleakness....
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