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Snapback to the future: no surprises in what business lobbies want for workplace relations

Business lobbies are trying to use the COVID-19 crisis to deregulate workplace relations – here's why they won't succeed.

We’ve achieved a ‘flexible economy’, but at what cost?

Much of the big surge in jobs growth this year has come in the health sector. But it also appears to be the result of a flexible economy -- and while we've always been told that's good, it comes with its own problems.

Conservatives and business leaders assured us that WorkChoices would increase productivity and Labor's <em>Fair Work Act</em> reduce it. So what happened? The Productivity Commission has the answer.

Prediction v hindsight: how do businesses’ past claims about the Fair Work Act stack up?

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.

How Aurizon blazed a trail for companies wanting to fuck over their employees

The number of applications to terminate agreements across industries has exploded in recent years. And there's one company largely responsible for this trend.

Are nasty, aggro unions creating havoc for Aussie businesses? Well no, not really.

In the last five years Australia has enjoyed a period of industrial relations peace that no one would have believed in the 1980s.

Turnbull’s new political strategy channels Rudd. Let’s hope he can stick the landing.

This month’s budget could be seen as an attempt by Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison to emulate Rudd’s 2007 campaigning success.

While conservatives kick the CFMEU, employers get a free pass

Oooooh no, Sally McManus said "illegal" strikes might not be as bad as workplaces so dangerous employees are killed.

Access to legal advice for the disadvantaged stymied in WA

Despite WA Premier Colin Barnett putting employment law back on the table as an election issue, there are no plans to fund any employment law service, writes freelance journalist Charlie Lewis.

Swan: working people worldwide are being crushed by a plutocratic aristocracy

At home and abroad, the business class elite suffer from the blindness of affluence, writes former Australian treasurer Wayne Swan.

Business bites: pizza meets a mean scheme

Domino's slashes staff wages while boosting fees to executives.

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