In the Media 2011

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Slimmed down surplus as Swan unveils mid-year budget: experts respond

29 Nov 2011

Dr Mike Rafferty, from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, provides his opinion of the Federal Government's mid-year budget review.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: The Conversation

Victorian nurses industrial action

21 Nov 2011

ABC News 24 TV has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School, about industrial action taken by nurses in Victoria.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News 24

Stress and family commitments blamed for sickies

11 Nov 2011

John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, has been interviewed by ABC Newcastle regarding workplace anxiety, employee engagement and the reasons why Australian workers take sick days.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Newcastle

"Qantas is waving the Australian flag ... goodbye"

09 Nov 2011

Michael Rafferty, Leading Research Analsyt writes about the implications of the Qantas Dispute.

Staff Member: Michael Rafferty
Publication: The Conversation

A fair go ... or abject failure?

02 Nov 2011

The Adelaide Adviser has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, University of Sydney Business School Workplace Research Centre, regarding the Fair Work Act and the Qantas Industrial Relations dispute.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: The Adelaide Adviser

Qantas seeks spirit of independence

31 Oct 2011

Dr John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, has commented on the implications of the Qantas industrial relations dispute on the airline.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Qantas move could spark employer militancy

31 Oct 2011

Dr John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, has been interviewed by AAP on the Qantas industrial relations dispute and Qantas' decision to ground its fleet.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: AAP Newswire

Is infrastructure an answer to volatile super returns?

24 Oct 2011

ABC Radio National's PM program has interviewed Dr Mike Rafferty from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, who commented that volatile markets in recent years have highlighted flaws in the superannuation system.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: ABC Radio National

Pay rises: the new unlevel playing field

10 Oct 2011

The Sydney Morning Herald has interviewed Dr Mike Rafferty from the University of Sydney Business School, Workplace Research Centre, regarding industrial relations in the airline industry, the widening wage gap between industries and the renewed political discussion on work choices.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Men the losers in jobs game

09 Sep 2011

Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, has been interviewed by the Australian Financial Review about the relative position of men and women in the workplace. ABC NewsRadio has also interviewed Dr Buchanan.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Australian Financial Review

Unskilled worker shortage in mining towns

09 Sep 2011

ABC NewsRadio has interviewed Workplace Reserach Centre's Senior Research Analyst, Sally Wright, about a trend towards hiring unskilled workers from overseas in Australia's mining towns.

Staff Member: Sally Wright
Publication: ABC NewsRadio

Improving productivity

05 Sep 2011

ABC Radio National has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, the University of Sydney Business School, about Australia's productivity growth.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Market falls as ANZ chief warns of economic cracks

20 Aug 2011

The Saturday Age has interviewed Dr Mike Rafferty from the University of Sydney Business School, Workplace Research Centre, about the Australian jobs market in an article on the uncertainty caused by the global economic situation.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: The Saturday Age

Corporate goliaths hold sway

23 Jul 2011

The Sydney Morning Herald has interviewed, Dr Mike Rafferty of the Workplace Research Centre from the University of Sydney Business School, about the make-up of corporate power in Australia.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Work reforms a battle made for Robertson

28 May 2011

Sydney Morning Herald has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the University of Sydney Business School's Workplace Research Centre, regarding the NSW Government's industrial reform.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Public-sector wage fight brews as union gears up

26 May 2011

The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC have interviewd Dr John Buchanan, Director of the University of Sydney Business School's Workplace Research Centre, regarding the NSW Government's industrial reforms.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Work ban hits Patrick docks

26 May 2011

The Australian Financial Review has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre, the University of Sydney Business School, regarding Patrick Stevedore's industrial conflict.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Australian Financial Review

Danger amid all that dignity when dole bludgers become wage slaves

21 May 2011

mike Rafferty, a senior fellow at the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney defines a poor-quality job as one that is low on permanency, leave and remuneration but high on stress and montony.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Weekend Australian

Budget preview panel

06 May 2011

ANZ's Warren Hogan and University of Sydney's Mike Rafferty in an engaging discussion on what the budget will deliver and also on what it could have delivered but will definitely not.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Australian Financial Review

Health, community work bad for stress

02 May 2011

Dr Tobia Fattore and colleague Maja Moensted from the University of Sydney Business School's Workplace Research Centre talk about the studies they conducted and why health workers are overworked, under-resourced and why they have the most stressful jobs in the country.

Staff Member: Tobia Fattore
Publication: Sunday Telegraph

English's low wage comments fall flat

11 Apr 2011

Dr Mike Rafferty, Senior Research Analyst from the University of Sydney Business School's Workplace Research Centre, provides his expert view with regards to Finance Minister Bill English's attempt to attract foreign companies to New Zealand on Television New Zealand.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Television New Zealand

Business slams federal training cuts

09 Feb 2011

Dr Michael Rafferty, Senior Research Analyst from the University of Sydney's Centre for Workplace Relations comments on an attempt by Cabinet to cut federal training subsidies.

Staff Member: Michael Rafferty
Publication: Australian Financial Review

Super fees likely to rise

09 Feb 2011

Mike Rafferty, senior research analyst at the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney talks about the lack of genuine competition between superannuation funds, and the likelyhood that the introduction of a new default investment option will increase member fees rather than lower them.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: BRW

Unions push for rise in unemployment benefits

07 Feb 2011

Unions are pushing for the "clearly inadequate" unemployment benefit to be increased significantly in a bid to improve protections for workers. In a recent article for The Age, Dr Michael Rafferty, Senior Research Analyst at the University of Sydney Workplace Research Centre talks about the almost bipartisan approach to the issue of the low unemployment rates. Rafferty explains that the unemployment payments are not high enough to live off and that eligibility has been made far tighter than previous years.

Staff Member: Michael Rafferty
Publication: The Age