Agriculture: a case study in industrial relations reform

Organised Australian labour first demonstrated its power in the shearing industry just over 100 years ago. The system of arbitration developed over the last century continues to have a profound impact on agriculture. This article profiles the Australian rural labour market and identifies some continuing regulatory impediments to the proper functioning of the rural labour market. A brief review of the links between agriculture and other industries in Australia concludes that the greatest improvement in farm profitability from a better functioning labour market is to be had from productivity increases in industries outside the farm gate.


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Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117279
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 42, Issue 3
Page range:
321-332
Total Pages:
12




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