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ACTU

ACTU  

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The Australasian Congress of Trade Unions (ACTU) was established in Melbourne in May 1927 by a resolution of the All Australian Trade Union Congress, an interstate meeting of trade union ...
ALP (principles and practice)

ALP (principles and practice)  

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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) was established ‘to create a better, fairer life for working people’. From this foundation Labor's values, policy, and practice have evolved in response to national ...
Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Council of Trade Unions  

Peak council of trade unions, founded in 1927 with headquarters in Melbourne. It represents unions and employees in national test cases on minimum wages and conditions before the Australian ...
Australian Labor Party

Australian Labor Party  

(ALP)is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of the ...
Child Care

Child Care  

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A general term for health-related, social, and educational services directed to the health and well-being of children, and more specifically the range of health-promotion and disease-prevention ...
corporatism

corporatism  

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A concept of a political economic system in which economic decisions are achieved through negotiation between centralized corporate bodies representing interest groups. In particular, under ...
industrial relations

industrial relations  

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The relations between the management and workforce of an enterprise, particularly bargaining through trade unions. This mainly concerns pay, hours and conditions of work, fringe benefits, security of ...
Industry policy

Industry policy  

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Definitions of ‘industry policy’ (‘industrial policy’ in non-Australian contexts) vary considerably. Bell (1997) identifies industry policy as a ‘distinctive style’ of micro economic policy: one that ...
interest groups

interest groups  

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[Ge]Groups organized to pursue specific interests in the political arena, operating primarily by lobbying the members of legislative bodies.
Labour policy

Labour policy  

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Labour issues generate significant interest in Australian political life. A general settlement of the institutional framework for employment was established early in the 1900s following defeat of the ...
Robert James Lee Hawke

Robert James Lee Hawke  

(b. 9 Dec. 1929).Prime Minister of Australia 1983–91 Born in Bordertown (South Australia), he studied economics and law at Perth and as a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford, joining the Australian Labor Party ...
Trade union leadership

Trade union leadership  

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Trade union leadership has been the subject of extensive debate. This debate raises questions about the nature of leadership, relations between leaders and led, and the form of unions in ...

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