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Figures do not lie - building industry out of control

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released quarterly data on industrial disputes for the September quarter 2012. "Industrial disputation in construction soared to an alarming level. Construction recorded 62.7 days lost to industrial...

CFMEU call for rate cut lacks credibility

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"The persistent refusal of the CFMEU leadership to countenance work practice changes that would lift productivity means their call for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates is devoid of credibility," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and...

Grocon - questions remain

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Reports that the CFMEU has withdrawn the unlawful blockades unconditionally are welcomed. It is to be hoped that normal work can now resume," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs....

Calls for an independent inquiry into trade union financial practices

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"It is time for an independent and thorough inquiry into the management of union funds to be conducted," said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs. The financial management of Australian trade...

A clear win for Qantas

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Qantas achieved a clear win today when Fair Work Australia (FWA) ruled on the content of a workplace determination covering the airline's ground staff", said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity at the Institute of Public Affairs....

Coles distribution centre dispute another example of broken industrial relations system

MEDIA RELEASE | Sabine Wolff

Victoria Police's apparent unwillingness to uphold and enforce a Supreme Court order for the picket line at Coles' National Distribution Centre to be lifted shows how broken the industrial relations system has become. Researcher with the IPA...

ABCC abolition a bad sign for the building and construction industry

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

Today, the Australian Building and Construction Commission will be abolished. It will be replaced with the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate. "This move will prove harmful for the building and construction industry, and the Australian...

Transferring union regulation to ASIC

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

Recent events highlighting the lax governance structures in place at the National and Victoria Number 1 branches of the Health Services Union have sparked a debate over the efficacy of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. A new...

Insecure employment - code for more regulation of the workplace

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"An ACTU campaign to restrict access to non-permanent employment is divorced from labour market and economic reality. The campaign would have dire consequences and must be resisted" said John Lloyd, Director, Work Reform and Productivity Unit at...

Workplace relations reform - time for a rational debate

MEDIA RELEASE | John Lloyd

"Today almost every workplace relations reform proposed by employers, their representative associations and the Coalition is labelled by the unions and the ALP as a return to Work Choices. Most of this labelling is wrong," said John Lloyd,...

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