Michael Rafferty - Newsroom articles
A super headache 07 Apr 2012
Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald has quoted Michael Rafferty, the University of Sydney Business School, in an article saying the creep of compulsory superannuation into our hip pockets has been meekly accepted because it has been gradual and, except for the freezing of the 9 percent contribution cap during John Howard's prime ministership, bipartisan.
Super unfair, says its creator 07 Apr 2012
The Age has quoted Dr Michael Rafferty, University of Sydney Business School, regarding Australia's compulsory superannuation system.
Super 'biased against lower paid' 07 Apr 2012
Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald has interviewed Dr Michael Rafferty, the University of Sydney Business School, regarding superannuation, which he describes as an 'extraordinary piece of social engineering which had not attracted the dissent it deserved.'
Change predicted in Australian jobs 09 Mar 2012
ABC News 24
ABC News 24 has interviewed researcher Michael Rafferty from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School. Rafferty has said there will be an erosion of part time jobs in struggling sectors such as finance and retail and discussed the implications of global economic conditions on Australian jobs.
Michael Rafferty, Leading Research Analsyt writes about the implications of the Qantas Dispute.
Business slams federal training cuts 09 Feb 2011
Australian Financial Review
Dr Michael Rafferty, Senior Research Analyst from the University of Sydney's Centre for Workplace Relations comments on an attempt by Cabinet to cut federal training subsidies.
Unions push for rise in unemployment benefits 07 Feb 2011
Unions are pushing for the "clearly inadequate" unemployment benefit to be increased significantly in a bid to improve protections for workers. In a recent article for The Age, Dr Michael Rafferty, Senior Research Analyst at the University of Sydney Workplace Research Centre talks about the almost bipartisan approach to the issue of the low unemployment rates. Rafferty explains that the unemployment payments are not high enough to live off and that eligibility has been made far tighter than previous years.