Industrial Relations Reform: Who Are the Pro-Reformers?

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 11/03

Date: April 2003


Tim R. L. Fry
Kelly Jarvis
Joanne Loundes


There have been considerable changes in the industrial relations landscape in Australia over the past 15 years. This paper utilises a recent survey of large Australian organisations to investigate the characteristics of the organisations that have embraced the industrial relations reform agenda. We find evidence that certain industries, such as Mining, have embraced the reform agenda. We also find that organisations who have embraced the reform agenda tend to have rather different human resource management practices to those who have not.

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