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Michael Rafferty - Newsroom articles


  • The Australian mining magnate at the top of the rich list 23 May 2012

    The UK Telegraph

    Dr Michael Rafferty, University of Sydney Business School, has been interviewed by the UK Telegraph regarding the differences between wealthy Australians today and the media and property tycoons of previous eras.

  • 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

    The Age has quoted Dr Michael Rafferty, University of Sydney Business School, regarding Australia's compulsory superannuation system.

  • Father of super says system 'inequitable' 07 Apr 2012

    Canberra Times

    The Canberra Times have quoted 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.'

  • 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.

  • "Qantas is waving the Australian flag ... goodbye" 09 Nov 2011

    The Conversation

    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

    The Age

    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.


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