All posts by Michelle Grattan

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Professor Joseph Ibrahim on COVID in aged care – and the end of nursing homes

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Professor Joseph Ibrahim on COVID in aged care – and the end of nursing homes

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Joseph Ibrahim, Professor and Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Monash University, specialises in aged care issues. He has been a long-term advocate for improving the quality of life for those in residential care and for reform…

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Government to legislate for multi-employer bargaining, strengthening push for wage increases

Government to legislate for multi-employer bargaining, strengthening push for wage increases

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The government will bring in early legislation for multi-employer bargaining and a range of other changes to the industrial relations system. Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke announced the reforms the government will make immediately, at the end of…

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Politics with Michelle Grattan: David Littleproud on charting his course in opposition

Politics with Michelle Grattan: David Littleproud on charting his course in opposition

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. David Littleproud runs his own race. In opposition he’s Nationals leader first and Coalitionist second. Thus he was quick out of the blocks criticising Scott Morrison’s power grab, and when Peter Dutton rejected an invitation to next week’s…

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Can Albanese government wring consensus from union-business impasse over industrial relations?

Can Albanese government wring consensus from union-business impasse over industrial relations?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The escalating cost of living is your ally when you’re an opposition seeking election, but when you’re in office, it’s a rampaging beast to manage, economically and politically. Labor railed about real wages stagnating under the Coalition. Now…

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Business calls for ‘catch up’ migration, as participants position ahead of Albanese’s jobs summit

Business calls for 'catch up' migration, as participants position ahead of Albanese's jobs summit

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Big business wants a “catch up boost” to permanent migration, with at least two thirds of the places going to skilled workers, In proposals for next month’s jobs and skills summit, the Business Council of Australia’s chief executive…

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