Bernard Keane November 3, 2017 7 Comments
Business claims that wages growth will only happen when there's productivity growth. Except ... productivity is still growing, and stronger than under WorkChoices.
Bernard Keane October 27, 2017 2 Comments
Conservatives and business leaders assured us that WorkChoices would increase productivity and Labor's Fair Work Act reduce it. So what happened? The Productivity Commission has the answer.
Bernard Keane August 8, 2017 16 Comments
The mining lobby wants a new round of punitive industrial relations reforms, at a time when real wages are falling in the sector and productivity booming. But that's the way neoliberalism operates.
Crikey June 21, 2017 10 Comments
The lack of real wages growth had prompted a rattled Treasurer to devise a whole new basis for industrial relations, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard Keane November 21, 2016 5 Comments
The focus on the ABCC bill now before parliament distracts from the grim reality that the government has no real economic agenda and is allowing others to drive the policy debate.
Crikey November 8, 2016 6 Comments
A new paper from the Productivity Commission revisits an old topic on improving our economic performance. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Bernard Keane August 22, 2016 4 Comments
Wonder why we don't hear much about productivity any more? It's because Australia has been outperforming Western economies, especially on labour productivity.
Crikey February 8, 2016
Guess what's happening to labour productivity, despite what Michaelia Cash would have you believe? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
Bernard Keane December 22, 2015 5 Comments
The business community's reaction to the Productivity Commission report on industrial relations demonstrates the profound denialism and greed of that sector.
Crikey August 27, 2015 3 Comments
One of the key challenges of economic reform is measuring productivity properly -- something we fail to do at the moment, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.