The book that offered, through a series of essays, the Labor Council’s radical critique of labour market and labour law reform in NSW.

(1990) Industrial Relations, the Grinning Mirror and Inflation

It is an irony that for most of the 1970s and earlier, the most vocal and strident critics of the Australian centralised and regulated wages system were located well to the ‘Left’ of the industrial relations mainstream. Such critics alleged that the centralised conciliation and arbitration system acted against the interests of unions when seeking to extract the best possible deal from employers.