Filling the void: emerging actors in Australian industrial relations

Grant Michelson, Suzanne Jamieson, John Burgess

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Considerable changes in the workforce and in industrial relations legislation have resulted in gaps in the system of representation and industrial relations regulation in Australia. With a falling trade union density the issue of employee voice outside of trade unions is addressed in this paper. The literature on industrial relations “actors” is reviewed and the discussion turns to contemporary developments in the Australian industrial relations system and the emergence of “new” actors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of economic and social policy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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