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John Buchanan - Newsroom articles


  • QLD Mining Royalties Stoush 14 Sep 2012

    ABC Radio National

    The stoush continues between the mining industry and the Queensland government, which this week announced it would take an extra $1.6 billion in revenue from coal operators by raising state royalties. Workplace Research Centre Director Professor John Buchanan speaks to ABC Radio National on the topic.

  • Clashes heighten tensions between workers, company, police 28 Aug 2012

    ABC 7.30

    ABC TV's 7.30 program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding violent protests between CFMEU officials and Victorian Police at the Grocon Myer development site in Melbourne yesterday which were being touted as a test of Australia's workplace safety laws.

  • Keep on Working 13 Aug 2012

    ABC Radio National

    Professor John Buchanan is interviewed, and discusses the modern workplace on ABC Radio National

  • Review of the Fair Work Act released 03 Aug 2012

    ABC Radio National

    Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre comments on the release of the Fair Work Act review, and how it failed to address falling productivity in Australia.

  • Mining Sector not the answer to Australia's employment woes 30 Jul 2012

    ABC News

    Professor John Buchanan discusses recent staff cuts at Qantas, Ford and CMI and suggests that the mining sector is not the answer to Australia's employment woes.

  • Agency warns against Australian skills shortfall 19 Jul 2012

    ABC 7.30

    ABC TV's 7.30 program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre of the University of Sydney Business School, regarding a new government report which says Australia has a lot of jobs, but not enough skilled workers to do them all. Various media outlets reported federal government comments that low skilled jobs are disappearing from the Australian economy.

  • Hospitals more dangerous than construction 20 Jun 2012

    AAP

    AAP Newswire and 2UE Radio have interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on a five-year study conducted by the Centre on the conditions of health workers.

  • Critics blast Business Council report 07 Jun 2012

    ABC Lateline

    ABC Lateline has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, on claims by The Business Council of Australia that Australia could become too risky to invest in.

  • Country ranking: what and who you ask matters 01 Jun 2012

    Australian Financial Review

    The Australian Financial Review has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the University of Sydney Business School Workplace Research Centre, as part of a report into Australia's falling international competitiveness. Dr Buchanan pointed to shortages of general practitioners and professional engineers as long-standing issues which have never been addressed despite numerous reports and inquiries. In both cases, Australia is reliant on importing the skills it needs, he said.

  • The market must be servant, not master: standards storm is brewing 23 May 2012

    The Australian

    The Australian newspaper's higher education supplement has published an op-ed by Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, in which he opines that: "John Stuart Mill once observed that under conditions of competition standards are set by the morally least reputable agent. This is the dynamic that is working its way through the Victorian vocational education and training system."


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