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Vale, Laurie Carmichael

Former ACTU secretary Bill Kelty has led tributes to union leader Laurie Carmichael as a key contributor to the 38-hour working week, the Accord with the Hawke and Keating Labor governments, universal superannuation and Medicare.


Vale Jim Staples

Justice Jim Staples, the senior Arbitration Commission judge who was effectively removed from office by the Hawke Government, died last week, aged 86.

IR only major economic reform that's gone south: Howard

Former Prime Minister John Howard says that of the five big economic reforms Australian governments has implemented over the last 30 years, industrial relations is the only one that has gone backwards.

Vale union leader Wally Curran

A firebrand ex-leader of the meatworkers' union, Wally Curran, has died in Melbourne, rekindling memories of his famous falling out with former ACTU president and future Labor prime minister, Bob Hawke.