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David Peetz

Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University

David Peetz is Professor of Employment Relations at Griffith University, where he has worked for over a decade. He previously worked at the Australian National University and in the then Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations, spending over five years in its Senior Executive Service. He has been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia and China, and undertaken work for unions, employers and governments of both political persuasions. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

What if we measured the thing that matters most: "carbon productivity"

Oct 26, 2019 08:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Economy

Ask any economist a question, and you will usually get the answer: productivity. The winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, Paul Krugman, set the standard in 1994: Productivity isnt everything, but, in the...

There's an obvious reason wages aren't growing, but you won't hear it from Treasury or the Reserve Bank

Sep 10, 2019 20:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

Wages growth for Australian workers is among the worst in the industrialised world. For more than a third of workers on individual contracts, wages arent growing at all. This is odd, given Australia is in a record 28th...

What the stoush between the federal government and the CFMMEU is really about (spoiler: there's an election coming)

Sep 24, 2018 06:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Since Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as prime minister, we have seen a renewed focus by the federal government on targeting union officials. The latest, and also most enduring, target is the Construction, Forestry,...

Finance drives everything — including your insecurity at work

Aug 14, 2018 04:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Theres a common link between the many things that have promoted insecurity at work: the growth of franchising; labour hire; contracting out; spin-off firms; outsourcing; global supply chains; the gig economy; and so on....

The government is belatedly backing the penalty rates cut it always wanted

Mar 27, 2017 09:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Its impossible for the government to substantially ease the hardship for workers from the Fair Work Commissions decision to cut some penalty rates as the governments submission into its implementation illustrates. Nor can...

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Economy

U.S. retail sales growth slows down slightly in July

U.S. retail sales growth decelerated in July. Sales grew 1.2 percent, slowing down from the 8.4 percent growth in June. Consensus expectations were for a growth of 1.9 percent. The volatile categories recorded mixed...

FxWirePro: Sterling Looks Weaker On Gloomy Economic & Geopolitical Surface – Deploy ‘Debit Call Spreads’ To Hedge

The Corona crisis has hit the British economy comparatively hard. In addition, Brexit risks remain high, which is why we assume that the pound will continue to remain weak against the euro. Given that the UK and EU...

Macau begins bringing back gamblers from China

Macau has started reissuing tourist visas to bring gamblers back and keep casino operators from losing $15 million daily in expenses. The coronavirus lockdowns brought a severe downturn to the number of Macaus visitors...

US to label goods from Hong Kong as 'Made in China'

Good entering the US from Hong Kong after Sept. 25 will be labeled as Made in China, according to a notice in the US Federal Register. There are limited direct exports from Hong Kong, with most of the citys shipments to...

UK suffers 20.4% economic slump in Q2

The UK economy suffered its worst slump on record in the second quarter with a 20.4 percent plunge, the biggest of any major global economy. The slump, preceded by a 2.2 percent contraction in the first quarter, sent...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS says UAE and Israel will establish full normalized relations in new peace deal

There has been an ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine surrounding the West Bank with the two sides, with Israel seeking to annex the West Bank. This week, Donald Trump announced the peace deal between Israel and...

Barack Obama: Donald Trump says he would not ask Ex-POTUS to resign if his administration handled COVID-19

Former President Barack Obama, like Donald Trump, also tackled a public health crisis during his eight years as commander-in-chief. On a rare occasion, Trump recently seemed to suggest that he would not ask for his...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS may be delivering her RNC convention speech from White House Rose Garden

Donald Trump will be formally accepting the Republican party nomination as he faces reelection against former vice president Joe Biden. First lady Melania Trump is also set to address the party, and her speech may be...

Michelle Obama talks about menopause and aging in new podcast episode

The latest episode of former first lady Michelle Obamas podcast was centered on womens health specifically what happens over time. Sitting down with OB-GYN Dr. Sharon Malone, Michelle opened up about her experience of...

Science

COVID-19: Blood test could reveal how fatal coronavirus is to a patient

Since the breakout in December 2019, the coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19 continues to terrorize the world to this day. Scientists are increasing efforts to study and develop a possible cure, but researchers...

NASA releases image of a pink gas giant exoplanet 57 lightyears away from Earth

In the universe, the planets in our Solar System are only a fraction of the number of planets that are out there orbiting their respective stars and star systems. Some of those exoplanets are strangely amazing, and NASA...

Climate change: Arctic region may be completely thawed out by 2035, researchers claim

Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic is the fight against climate change, which is now occurring at an accelerated rate in some parts of the worlds polar regions. Unfortunately, researchers have predicted a grim outcome of the...

Asteroids: NASA reveals potentially hazardous asteroid 2011 ES4 to pass by closer than the Moon

Space agencies such as NASA are constantly on the lookout for asteroids that would wander into the Earths orbit. With the news of one particularly hazardous asteroid making its way Earthbound, NASA revealed when it will be...

Technology

Xbox Series X leaks suggest early November launch

With only a few months left before the next-generation console war happens, the gaming community can expect more leaks to surface online. Recently, various sources have pointed to a very likely chance for Xbox Series X to...

‘BioShock 4’ job offerings hint at the introduction of ‘new world’ setting

More details about the anticipated BioShock 4 have come to light recently from one of the most common sources of information within the gaming community. The games developer has several active job listings that also hint...

Pixel 5: Google’s next premium smartphone won’t feature a premium processor?

The latest entry to Qualcomms Snapdragon 8 series has usually been the processing chip expected to power every smartphone makers top-tier flagship device. While Pixel 5 is billed as Googles next premium smartphone...

AirPods 3 could be a cyclist-friendly wearable audio device in 2021

It might take a while before Apple launches the AirPods 3 but that would be worth it, especially for cyclists. A newly granted Apple patent suggests a safety-oriented feature could be added in the next-generation truly...
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