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The Australian labor relations system is in transformation. A system of compulsory arbitration of rights and interest conflicts by the federal Australian Industrial Relations Commission is being supplanted by greater autonomy and flexibility in local labor-management relations. The author describes how the Australian compulsory system has functioned, and the forces of change that are at …

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A program of voluntary uniform national wage adjustments related to consumer price and national productivity movements came to an end. The author explains why.

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In Australia, there are a number of tribunals, both federal and state, which handle industrial disputes, but the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission is the predominant one. The author explains its composition and procedures and the laws under which it must operate. A representative award is included.

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A change of government since December 1975 has resulted in tougher legislation to deal with union power, a generally tighter economic policy, and a strong stand in favor of reduced real wages.

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An Overseas Correspondent reports the return to dominance of the Australian Arbitration Commission. In 1975, the Commission, after extensive hearings, ruled in favor of a nationwide initial wage increase of 3.5 per cent, equaling the rise in the Australian Consumer Price Index, with provisions for further indexing thereafter.

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An Overseas Correspondent report. 1974 was a “very troubled period for Australia”, with the number of strikes breaking all previous records. The report reviews legislation, and court decisions in actions taken by the Australian Arbitration Conciliation and Arbitration Commission.

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Report of the committee on overseas correspondents

Reports on 1973 changes in labor relations law in Australia and the United Kingdom

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Report of the committee on overseas correspondents

Reports on 1973 changes in labor relations law in Australia and the United Kingdom

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Foreign Experience in Public Employee Disputes

Noting the growth of collective bargaining in the public employment sector in the United States, four Academy members report on the public employee dispute settlement processes in Sweden, Belgium, France, West Germany, Australia, Great Britain, and Canada, identifying the distinctive characteristics of each system.

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