Any attention is bad attention? Public opinion towards the Howard government's industrial relations reforms in 2005

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The overall awareness of the reforms, investigate support and opposition for the reforms are examined and the effect of the reforms on the Howard Government in the 2007 federal elections is considered. The industrial relation reforms are unpopular policies of Liberal Government, attracting 60 per cent opposition, without the counterbalance of the enthusiastic supporters that backed the GST and war in Iraq.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-298
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Australian Political Economy
Issue number56
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • industrial relations
  • industrial law
  • trade unions

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