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Pension age debate prompts demands for superannuation overhaul

11 Apr 2014

Speculation about changes to the pension age has economists divided and brought fresh demands that any changes should also applied to superannuation. Dr Michael Rafferty is interviewed on the matter.

Staff Member: Michael Rafferty
Publication: ABC PM

Has the Royal Commission into trade unions divided Labor?

09 Apr 2014

ABC 7.30 interviewed Professor John Buchanan about the Royal Commission into trade union corruption.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC 7.30

Unions and employer groups tussle over minimum wage review

28 Mar 2014

Damian Oliver is interviewed about minimum wage amidst the Fair Work Commission's annual minimum wage review.

Staff Member: Damian Oliver
Publication: ABC The World Today

The typical new unionist: not a hard hat in sight, and most are women

18 Mar 2014

Professor John Buchanan is interviewed in the article about the shift in union membership which sees more female workers unionised.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Productivity Commission is ill-equipped to review workplace laws, researcher John Buchanan says

10 Mar 2014

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Professor John Buchanan has warned the body charged with conducting the federal government's sweeping review of workplace laws is ill-equipped to do the job properly.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Fact file: Labour costs not to blame for SPC Ardmona's woes

17 Feb 2014

Dr John Buchanan was quoted in a Yahoo7 article about labour costs and wage scales at SPC Ardmona.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Yahoo7

Australia's unemployment rate hits a ten year high

13 Feb 2014

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News Radio

The axe falls on fourteen hundred Forge workers

13 Feb 2014

Professor John Buchanan was interviewed on ABC News 24 the Business about unemployment and worsening conditions for the resources industry.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC The Business

Wide terms of reference for union royal commission

10 Feb 2014

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

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Radio National PM

ACTU president Ged Kearney overstates wages, productivity performance

06 Feb 2014

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

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Online

Government asks industrial umpire to consider penalty rates

05 Feb 2014

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

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC AM

Sinodinos wants low wage growth

29 Jan 2014

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Australian Financial Review