Recent publications

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The Last Frontier: Enforcement Issues

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Merv Keehn

What has the ACCC done to enforce breaches of the Trade Practices Act in the industrial relations area and how effectively has it done it? In this discussion, I will deal primarily with the secondary boycott provisions (sections 45D to 45E) of the...

The Last Frontier: The Trade Practices Act and industrial relations

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Glenn I Simpson

(Please note: The following was the basis for Mr Simpson's talk, which was accompanied by detailed overhead material)   Introduction   These are my personal views, not HIA's HIA keeps out of industrial arena where possible Views...

The Last Frontier: Existing Opportunities

OCCASIONAL PAPER | John Trew QC

Anatomy of the Screw

OCCASIONAL PAPER

A description of the system of rorting and collusion operating in the Australian commercial construction sector (A submission to the Cole Royal Commission from the Institute of Public Affairs)   The IPA contends that, in the commercial...

Take Away Take-Away: The Self-Induced Destruction of the Australian Food Manufacturing Industry

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE

IPA Work Reform Unit Special Report. Australia is a perfect location from which to exploit the booming processed-food markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, some of the major players are quietly disinvesting and moving elsewhere. Why?

Take Away Take-Away: The Self-Induced Destruction of the Australian Food Manufacturing Industry

OCCASIONAL PAPER

The Australian food-manufacturing industry is in trouble. Despite its potential, food companies are disinvesting and shifting production facilities offshore. Exports are declining. Productivity is low. The sharemarket performance of most leading...

Why Has the Arse Fallen Out of the Clothing Manufacturing Industry?

OCCASIONAL PAPER

The Australian Textiles Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industry is under the hammer. It has all the appearances of a dying industry, with media reports of redundancies, closures and collapses seeming to occur every week. It is an industry that has...

Fit For the West: The Western Australian Approach to Labour Market Regulation

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Michael Warby

Given the importance of export markets—particularly for the capital-intensive mining industry—to the Western Australian economy, its labour market regulation needs to suit its export-focused economy.

Outworkers speak out

OCCASIONAL PAPER

The proposed introduction of Fair Employment Bill by the Victorian Government has caused a lot of confusion and fear among local Victorian clothing ‘manufacturers' and ‘outworkers'.

Dollar Sweets: Confronting Union Power

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Peter Costello

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