In the Media 2012

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Employment uncertainty on the rise

05 Dec 2012

The World Today has interviewed Dr Damian Oliver from the Workplace Research Centre on the topic of a rise in employment uncertainty in Australia.

Staff Member: Damian Oliver
Publication: ABC The World Today

Government takes aim at executive pay

26 Nov 2012

ABC Radio National's PM program has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the federal government's intention to introduce new laws to rein in the pay of top executives. Among the proposed changes is a requirement for executives to more accurately describe their take home pay.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio Australia

Office-bound staff urged to work at home

04 Nov 2012

The Age has interviewed Catherine Raffaele from the Workplace Research Centre on the topic of working from home.

Staff Member: Catherine Raffaele
Publication: The Age

Those with clout at highest risk of burnout

29 Oct 2012

The Age newspaper has interviewed Catherine Raffaele, senior research analyst at the Workplace Research Centre of the University of Sydney Business School, regarding small business owners and wellbeing.

Staff Member: Catherine Raffaele
Publication: The Age

QLD Mining Royalties Stoush

14 Sep 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Clashes heighten tensions between workers, company, police

28 Aug 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC 7.30

Review of the Fair Work Act released

03 Aug 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Mining Sector not the answer to Australia's employment woes

30 Jul 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News

Agency warns against Australian skills shortfall

19 Jul 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC 7.30

Hospitals more dangerous than construction

20 Jun 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: AAP

Critics blast Business Council report

07 Jun 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Lateline

Country ranking: what and who you ask matters

01 Jun 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Australian Financial Review

The market must be servant, not master: standards storm is brewing

23 May 2012

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."

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: The Australian

ACTU recommends more benefits for casuals

16 May 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC TV Lateline

HSU scandal and the future of the unions

12 May 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Fair work not so fair

03 May 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Business Review Weekly

Hospitality sector seeks to cut penalty rates

01 May 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News 24

End of the road for Australian model

18 Apr 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Australian Financial Review

The future of unions

04 Apr 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Radio National

Does the weekend have a future?

02 Apr 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald has interviewed Toby Fattore, Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, regarding the trends surrounding working hours trends as more workers move towards non-standard employment. Toby Fattore has also been interviewed by 4BC Radio regarding the concept of the future of the weekend.

Staff Member: Toby Fattore
Publication: Sydney Morning Herald

Australian industries to shed jobs

20 Mar 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC TV Melbourne

Electrical trade apprentices underpaid and undervalued

09 Mar 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Radio 2GB

Change predicted in Australian jobs

09 Mar 2012

ABC News 24 has interviewed researcher Michael Rafferty from the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School. Rafferty has said there will be an erosion of part time jobs in struggling sectors such as finance and retail and discussed the implications of global economic conditions on Australian jobs.

Staff Member: Michael Rafferty
Publication: ABC News 24

Apprentice electricians are 'living in poverty': Unions

06 Mar 2012

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.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Apprentice electricians living below poverty line

06 Mar 2012

ABC News has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School regarding the results of his research into the wages of apprentice electricians.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News

Don't be a labour law fashion victim

28 Feb 2012

Professor John Buchanan, director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, talks about the relationship between labour law and productivity performance.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Business Spectator

BHP stares down week-long strike

16 Feb 2012

Industrial relations experts Professor John Buchanan, the director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney's Business School comments on the latest mass strike action at BHP mines in Queensland.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC News

Agenda 2012: Work

13 Feb 2012

ABC Radio National Life Matters has interviewed Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School regarding issues with productivity, job growth and Greece.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: ABC Radio National

Super funds get entrepreneurial

09 Jan 2012

Dr Mike Rafferty, Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School has spoken with The Australian Financial Review regarding the change in superannuation fund offerings.

Staff Member: Mike Rafferty
Publication: Australian Financial Review

Pre-budget Forum

30 Jan 2011

Sky Business News has interviewed Dr John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School, as part of a live pre-Budget panel forum with Penny Wong, Federal Minister for Finance and Deregulation and Ticky Fullerton, Lateline Business.

Staff Member: John Buchanan
Publication: Sky Business News