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You are about to begin your journey to simplifying industrial relations. Your first mission, should you choose to sign up to the IR Simplified newsletter, where you will get weekly email tips on how to simplify industrial relations. Sign up by clicking this button
If you are new to industrial relations the following articles make a good starting point.

  1. What is industrial relations?
  2. What is a trade union?
  3. Workplace Bullying. What is it?
  4. Enterprise Agreements. What are they?

There is also the IR Simplified Podcast, and the LinkedIn group Australian Industrial Relations.

High Income Threshold

Employers should be aware that from 1 July 2017, the high-income threshold is set to increase to $142,000.00. This means the maximum amount of compensation payable for a successful unfair dismissal claim increases to $71,000.00.

Recent articles and podcast episodes

Episode 53: Penalty Rates and Registered Organisations

In this episode of the IR Simplified Podcast, I talk about the application by AiGroup and HABA to vary the Hair and Beauty Industry Award to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates.

I also share my thoughts on Registered Organisations, and why I don’t think they are worth joining.

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Industrial Relations Myth Busting

I am constantly amazed by the number of myths surrounding industrial relations. It is even more amusing that even though we are in 2017, these myths don't look like fading away any time soon. So, with that in mind, here is 2017's contribution to industrial...

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