This submission uses unit record data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. The HILDA Project was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIAESR). The findings and views reported in this report, however, are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either FaHCSIA or the MIAESR.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is the peak body representing almost 2 million working Australians. The ACTU and its affiliated unions have a long and proud history of representing workers’ industrial and legal rights and advocating for improvements to legislation to protect these rights.
Index to Tables
Index to Figures
1 . Table showing the major evolving features of modern industrial relations laws.
2. ACTU principles for labour chapters in trade agreements.
3. Case study: Sham contracting in construction industry.
4 . Case study: “Start up” agreements in the coal mining industry.