Australia Fair

Author: Hugh Stretton

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868405396

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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"Drawing on a lifetime of research and experience, Hugh Stretton makes a case for doing whatever it takes to keep Australia fair. Rejecting easy platitudes and vague assertions, one of Australia's leading thinkers sets out an ambitious - yet fully costed - plan that encompasses every aspect of Australian life." "Australia Fair is a manifesto that makes us realise that fairness is no longer necessarily our defining characteristic. Stretton challenges prevailing opinion and shows we can get back on track."--BOOK JACKET.
Quarterly Essay 73 Australia Fair

Author: Rebecca Huntley

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 9781743820827

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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What do Australians want most from their next government? In this vivid, grounded, surprising essay, Rebecca Huntley listens to the people and hears a call for change. Too often we focus on the angry, reactionary minority. But, Huntley shows, there is also a large progressive centre. For some time, a clear majority have been saying they want action – on climate and energy, on housing and inequality, on corporate donations and the corruption of democracy. Would a Shorten Labor government rise to this challenge? What can be learnt from the failures of past governments? Was marriage equality just the beginning? In Australia Fair, Rebecca Huntley reveals the state of the nation and makes the case for democratic renewal – should the next government heed the call. “Often the claim is made that our politics and politicians are poll-driven. This is, on the whole, bunkum. If polls were influential, we would have invested much more in renewable energy, maintained and even increased funding to the ABC, and made child care cheaper. We may already have made changes to negative gearing and moved towards adopting elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. We would have taken up the first iteration of the Gonski education reforms. These are some of the issues where a democratic majority comes together, a basic agreement crossing party lines.” —Rebecca Huntley, Australia Fair Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s leading social researchers. From 2006 until 2015, she was the director of the Mind & Mood Report, Australia’s longest-running social trends report. She is now head of Vox Populi research. Her most recent book is Still Lucky. She presents The History Listen on ABC Radio National.
Australian Fair Work Act 2009


Publisher: CCH Australia Limited

ISBN: 9781921593659

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 1489

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Consolidated to 12 January 2010, this book provides all regulations and Fair Work Australia Rules 2009 [Interim] for the practical operation of Australia's workplace relations system.
Patterns of Exploitation

Author: Anna K. Boucher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197599112

Category: Exploitation

Page: 313

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"With an estimated 164 million workers globally, migrant workers are an essential component of contemporary workplaces. Despite their number and indispensability in the global economy, these workers suffer workplace violations that range from underpayment of wages, to unsafe work conditions through to sexual assault and even industrial manslaughter. Patterns of Exploitation documents the bases for exploitation. It does this through a comparison of labor laws and practices in six labor law jurisdictions and four countries, over a twenty-year period: Australia, Canada (Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta), the United Kingdom (England) and the United States (California). Starting with a startling new database (the Migrant Worker Rights Database) of 907 court cases involving 1,912 migrants, this unprecedented study offers in-depth analysis of seven court cases to document individual migrant experiences. It draws upon 53 interviews with leading counsel (and other actors) on both sides of litigation to provide an assessment of the patterns of exploitation that emerge. The central factors informing these narratives are ethnicity, gender, occupational sector, visa status, trade union membership and enforcement policy. Yet, the key factor that explains variation across cases is the industrial relations systems of these four countries. This central finding emphasizes ongoing institutional resilience in labor market regulation, even within most-similar liberal market economies that these cases represent"--

Author: Sue Bradford Edwards

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781098274566


Page: 115

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This title highlights major destinations within Australia and the people who shape the nation's culture. Readers will learn about the geography, wildlife, history, people, and economy of Australia, gaining an understanding of what life looks like in the country today. Features include a glossary, a map, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Australia and the Wider World

Author: Neville Meaney

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 9781743320266

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Since the 1960s Neville Meaney has been asking probing questions about social change and the rise of nationalism, especially as found in the making of Australia's self-image and its engagement with the world. His efforts to unravel what he once called 'the riddle of Australian nationalism' have raised important, and often unsettling, challenges for Australians. Bringing together the cultural, intellectual, political and diplomatic dimensions of the national experience, Meaney's work has been dominated by two overarching and interconnected questions: how Australians should resolve the tension between the 'community of culture' and the 'community of interest' and how they should reconcile their British heritage with their Asian moorings?