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From the Desk of the Executive Director

Ken Phillips is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors of Australia. He is a published authority on independent contractor issues and directs research on related commercial and trade practices issues. Through his numerous articles in newspapers and think-tank and academic journals, Ken is known for approaching issues from outside normal perspectives and is frequently sought out for media comment.

Managing in a Flexible Work Environment Commentary

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is a commentary on the Australian Institute of Management discussion paper, Managing in a Flexible Work EnvironmentMore...


Readying for an IR showdown

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Workplace relations reform is caught in a quagmire and it's going nowhere. Prime Minister Gillard says it doesn't need to go anywhere and productivity improvements can be achieved through other methods. Gillard claims the NBN and the carbon tax will drive productivity. But the big end of town is 'blowing the whistle' in ways we've not seen before. Simplot's CEO has come out stating they cannot achieve the needed productivity from their workforce (Simplot's simmering sabotage, July 17).
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Playing a job security drumbeat

Thursday, November 17, 2011

As unions step up their campaign against flexible employment agreements, a central focus of the crusade is the demand that all Australian workers are entitled to job security.

This is a primary demand in their Qantas attack, which has cost the airline approximately $50 million in addition to causing broad damage to related industries.  More...



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