A Vision for an Industrial Relations System based on Fairness and Cooperation As I write this piece, the Australian Parliament is poised to pass the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005. This legislation will… more
Lyn Carson proposes that Australia employ Citizens’ Assemblies on issues like the republic. She writes, ‘It was a fabulous experiment in deliberative democracy – it has all the essential ingredients: a representative sample of citizens, brought together and… more
Miriam Lyons argues that citizen journalism projects like SourceWatch could help halt the decline of investigative journalism.
Peter Shergold writes, ‘The relationships between social science and public policy, and between academic and public servant, are ones of utmost importance. They are not, I think, in particularly good shape.’
This Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of the end of the 'decade of reconciliation.' On December 4 2000, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (CAR) submitted its final report, including the Australian Declaration Towards Reconciliation and… more
Not since the penal powers dispute of 1969 has industrial relations policy and law been at the centre of the national stage. At that time even employers became disillusioned with the Coalition’s ideological obsession with… more
Don Aitkin imagines an education system with high school retention rates of 90%, increased focus on unlocking creative potential, an emphasis on competence rather than winning, specialist high schools, better paid and educated teachers and… more
Every two weeks the Centre for Policy Development and AHPI publish the Did You Know feature with the aim of increasing awareness on a range of issues affecting health. This… more
Eva Cox explores some of the problems for women workers under the proposed new IR and welfare laws and proposes avenues for mitigating the damage.