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John Buchanan - Newsroom articles


  • Australia's unemployment rate hits a ten year high 13 Feb 2014

    ABC News Radio

    Australia's unemployment rate rose to 6 percent in January, the highest level in a decade. Professor John Buchanan is interviewed stating that the figures indicate a 'delicately poised' economy.

  • Wide terms of reference for union royal commission 10 Feb 2014

    Radio National PM

    Professor John Buchanan was interviewed on Radio National PM about the Royal Commission into union corruption announced by the Abbott Government.

  • ACTU president Ged Kearney overstates wages, productivity performance 06 Feb 2014

    ABC Online

    Professor John Buchanan was quoted in an ABC online story about wages and productivity performance.

  • Government asks industrial umpire to consider penalty rates 05 Feb 2014

    ABC AM

    Dr John Buchanan from the Business School was interviewed on ABC AM program about penalty rates and the Fair Work Commission.

  • Sinodinos wants low wage growth 29 Jan 2014

    Australian Financial Review

    Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos said wages growth will need to stay subdued to help companies boost hiring. Professor John Buchanan from the Workplace Research Centre is quoted in the article.

  • When the work day never ends 20 Sep 2013

    The Age

    The Age has quoted Professor John Buchanan from Workplace Research Centre at the Business School in a featured article on Australians who are putting their jobs before their health.

  • Australia has best educated unemployed workforce 12 Sep 2013

    Australian Financial Review

    The Australian Financial Review has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, on the issue of rising joblessness and underemployment despite workers' higher levels of qualification.

  • 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.

  • Jobless plan not the way to go: experts 28 Aug 2013

    The Sydney Morning Herald

    Fairfax Newspapers interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, on the Coalition's proposed bonus for young people who have been long-term unemployed if they find and keep a job for a year.

  • 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.


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