Regulating Precarious Work in Australia

Publisher:
Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Alternative Law Journal, 2015, 40 (4), pp. 252 - 257
Issue Date:
2015-12-01
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Today millions of Australian workers are engaged in precarious work. As yet there has not been an adequate federal government response but a recent report commissioned by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) indicates that the ACTU sees precarious work as a central issue. This article considers policy options to adequately regulate precarious work recently discussed by the ACTU and an ACTU commissioned report. The article argues that an innovative and coherent set of measures to address the root causes of precarious work and those with the potential to be popular with Australian workers should be pursued
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