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Arbitration and Conciliation

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Arbitration is a device for the regulation of employment and the resolution of industrial disputation. It is Australian in origins, developed as a response to the strikes and lock-outs of the early 1890s.

It has been criticised from both the right, as acting against the market and freedom of contract, and from the left, as restricting direct action.

See Stuart Macintyre and Richard Mitchell (eds) The foundations of arbitration (1989).

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Book Sections

  • Brodney, May, 'The speedy introduction of shorter hours; direct action, arbitration or legislation; classes for 1946', in The forty-hour week, Victorian Labor College, Melbourne, 1946. Image PDF Details
  • Playford, John, 'Who rules Australia?', in John Playford & Douglas Krisner (ed.), Australian capitalism: towards a socialist critique, Penguin Books, Ringwood, 1972, pp. 108-155. Details

Journals

  • Baracchi, Guido (ed.), Communist: a journal for the theory and practice of Marxism, 1925-1926. Image PDF Details

Newspapers

  • Direct Action: Paper of the Industrial Workers of the World, vol. 4, no. 125, Industrial Workers of the World [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, June 9, 1917. Image PDF Details
  • Battler 1977, International Socialists [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1977. Image PDF Details
  • Battler 1978, International Socialists [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1978. Image PDF Details
  • Battler 1982, International Socialists [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1982. Image PDF Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Dawson, J.A., 'The "crisis" of democracy', Southern Socialist Review, Dawson, J.A., Melbourne, c1947. Image PDF Details

Pamphlets

  • Laidler, Percy, Ruskin Press [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Melbourne, 1924. Image PDF Details
  • McPhillips, Jack, The Accord and its consequences : trade union experiences, New Age Publishers for the Socialist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, 1985. Image PDF Details
  • Pha, Anna and McPhillips, Jack, The crisis, the Accord and Summit communique : what they mean for workers, New Age Publishers for the Socialist Party of Australia [This scan courtesy of the State Library of Victoria], Sydney, 1983. Image PDF Details