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INSIDE THE UNDERMINING OF AN INDUSTRIAL UMPIRE

Mar 23, 2017 - Australian Financial Review

The history of the industrial tribunal, as a former vice-president tells it, reveals interference by governments and interest groups, writes David Marin-Guzman.

Former Fair Work vice-president Graeme Watson this week painted an unsettling picture of the politicisation and undermining of the industrial tribunal stretching back decades.

Since the 1980s, the tribunal has been the victim of covert interference and capture by successive governments and unions which has compromised its ind...