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John Buchanan - Newsroom articles


  • Cash offer for staying employed 28 Aug 2013

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre,comments on the Coalition's policy for the log term unemployed.

  • Lies , more lies, propaganda and the unemployment rate. 27 Aug 2013

    The Business, ABC TV

    ABC TV's The Business program reported predictions that Australia's unemployment rate could hit a decade high of 6.25 percent in a year. Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, says the unemployment rate is one of the least helpful indicators of what is going in the labour market.

  • Labour Law Conference 22 Jul 2013

    Sky Business News

    Sky Business News has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, at the University's Labour Law Conference. Professor Buchanan said that labour productivity has improved over the past 18 months.

  • Paying to Work 03 Jul 2013

    ABC Radio Canberra

    ABC 666 Canberra interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, about the study 'Paying to Work', which found that full-time workers fork out 36 percent of their wage on travel, lunch, clothing, and other work-related expenses.

  • Unions sealed clause for sacked workers 27 May 2013

    The Australian Financial Review

    Professor John Buchanan has provided comment on the recent decision by Ford to close it's Australian manufacturing arm, potentially threatening a large portion of the Australian manufacturing industry.

  • Who will protect our IR protections? 10 May 2013

    The Drum Opinion

    ABC's The Drum online has published an op-ed by Professor John Buchanan and Dr Damian Oliver, from Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on the Coalition's IR policy.

  • A multiple-choice answer 09 Mar 2013

    The Age

    The Saturday Age has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, re portfolio careers.

  • Apprentice electricians living below poverty line 06 Mar 2013

    ABC News

    ABC News 24 The Business has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at Business School, regarding a wage base for apprentices which has put the union and employers on a collision course.

  • Report finds some McDonald's workers better off than electrical apprentices 28 Feb 2013

    ABC Radio Australia

    ABC Radio National's AM program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, on his findings that electrical apprentices are getting older and poorer, and award wages for some apprentices effectively require them to live below the poverty line.

  • Nearly 500,000 people looking for full time work 21 Feb 2013

    ABC Radio Australia

    ABC Radio National has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on the Australian Bureau of Statistics underemployment figures showing close to half a million part-time workers want full-time work.


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