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John Buchanan - Newsroom articles


  • 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."

  • ACTU recommends more benefits for casuals 16 May 2012

    ABC TV Lateline

    ABC TV's Lateline program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the growing number of casual employees in the Australian workforce. Professor Buchanan noted that underemployment is also an issue for many workers, who aren't getting enough work to survive.

  • HSU scandal and the future of the unions 12 May 2012

    ABC Radio National

    Professor John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, has been interviewed regarding the HSU scandal and the recovery of the union movement.

  • Fair work not so fair 03 May 2012

    Business Review Weekly

    Business Review Weekly has interviewed director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, Professor John Buchanan, as part of a report into workplace disputes and the Fair Work regime.

  • Hospitality sector seeks to cut penalty rates 01 May 2012

    ABC News 24

    ABC News 24's Afternoon Live program and ABC TV news Melbourne have interviewed Professor John Buchanan, University of Sydney Business School Workplace Research Centre, regarding the proposal by retailers and restaurants across Australia to remove penalty rates for workers. Professor Buchanan said in an immediate sense it is right, but community interests need to be weighed up.

  • End of the road for Australian model 18 Apr 2012

    Australian Financial Review

    Dr John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, has commented on Toyota Australia's selection of hundreds of manufacturing staff for compulsory redundancy in the Australian Financial Review.

  • The future of unions 04 Apr 2012

    Radio National

    ABC Radio National Drive has conducted a panel discussion on unions and their relevance today including Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School.

  • Australian industries to shed jobs 20 Mar 2012

    ABC TV Melbourne

    ABC TV Melbourne has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the shedding of jobs in construction and other industries.

  • Electrical trade apprentices underpaid and undervalued 09 Mar 2012

    Radio 2GB

    Radio 2GB has interviewed Professor John Buchanan from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School regarding his research commissioned by the Electrical Trades Union, which has found that electrical trade apprentices are underpaid and undervalued. Professor Buchanan has also been interviewed by ABC Radio.

  • Apprentice electricians are 'living in poverty': Unions 06 Mar 2012

    ABC Radio National

    ABC Radio National's AM program has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the fact that more than 33 percent of Australian apprentice electricians are living below the poverty line.


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