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  • 1
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    2021
    ISSN: 0143-831X 
    Language: English
    In: Economic and industrial democracy, 2021-02, Vol.42 (1), p.75-91
    Description: Representative arrangements are widely employed in the governance of occupational pension funds, particularly in Australia where a sector of jointly employer/employee-sponsored ‘industry funds’ was established during the 1980s. The jointly governed industry funds are privately owned wealth-management businesses and have routinely outperformed the retirement-savings schemes run by the large listed for-profit providers. Seeking to understand why these examples of labourist ‘alternative organisations’ have outperformed more traditionally governed Australian wealth-management firms is the main purpose of this article.
    ISSN: 0143-831X
    E-ISSN: 1461-7099
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  • 2
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    Book
    2020
    ISBN: 0367720132  ISBN: 1760295523  ISBN: 9781760295523  ISBN: 9780367720131 
    Language: English
    Description: Superannuation was once a privilege granted only to company head office staff and career public servants. Now in Australia nearly all workers have access to employer-contributed superannuation, and it is a fundamental pillar of Australia's retirement income system. Workers' Capital tells the story of the Australian superannuation revolution led by trade unions in the 1980s. After a series of hard-fought industrial campaigns, an enormous financial industry was created, involving hundreds of thousands of employers and covering millions of fund members. From having one of the worst retirement savings systems in the developed world, in three decades Australia had one of the best. Now the funds held in Australian superannuation accounts exceed the entire market capitalisation of all the companies on the Australian Stock Exchange. Drawing on interviews with the key players and extensive archival research, Workers' Capital is the first systematic history of the unique Australian system of industry superannuation. 'Startling and informative-I thought I knew a lot about the industry superannuation phenomenon, but this one took me by surprise. For a topic so important, a real page-turner.' Gerard Noonan, Chair of Media Super, former editor of Australian Financial Review Foreword Introduction 1. A lop-sided welfarism 2. Early stirrings 3. The push for universal superannuation 4. Campaigning for award super 5. Legislating universal super 6. The industry funds movement 7. The new mutuals 8. Modern times 9. Looking backwards and forwards Conclusion Bibliography Dr Bernard Mees is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and the Centre for People, Organisations and Work (CPOW) at RMIT University, and a former financial services and employee benefits professional. Cathy Brigden is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and CPOW at RMIT University, and is an industrial relations academic and labour historian.
    Subject(s): Pensions ; Old age pensions-Australia-Finance ; Social security-Australia
    ISBN: 0367720132
    ISBN: 1760295523
    ISBN: 9781760295523
    ISBN: 9780367720131
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  • 3
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    2014
    ISSN: 0963-9462 
    Language: English
    In: Early medieval Europe, 2014-08, Vol.22 (3), p.280-303
    Description: Historiographically, the main tradition of interpreting the Old Germanic bracteates has been that developed by Karl Hauck in the late 1960s. Much contested by critics, Hauck's bracteate iconology has also influenced the way the runic legends that appear on the golden amulets are understood in much continental scholarship. This paper presents an alternative interpretation of such testimonies of early Nordic language based on a less‐ambitious approach to the decoration and associated epigraphy of the controversial migration‐period finds, grounding its analysis in a more explicitly theorized linguistic and semiotic hermeneutics.
    ISSN: 0963-9462
    E-ISSN: 1468-0254
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  • 4
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    2015
    ISSN: 0013-838X  ISSN: 1744-4217 
    Language: English
    In: English studies, 2015-08-18, Vol.96 (6), p.611-618
    Description: The three Old English terms for "giant"-þyrs, eoten and ent-all have difficult etymologies. Traditionally linked with eat, Scandinavian cognates of eoten suggest that the term formerly inflected as a nasal stem. Þyrs, on the other hand, has an unambiguous etymological connection with "wounding" (comparable to that represented by þorn), while ent seems best explained as reflecting a loanword.
    Subject(s): etymology ; English language (Old) ; North Germanic languages ; lexicology ; eoten ; Vocabulary ; Old English Vocabulary ; The English Language ; Þyrs ; ent ; Single Words and Phrases ; Translations ; Etymology
    ISSN: 0013-838X
    ISSN: 1744-4217
    E-ISSN: 1744-4217
    Source: Taylor & Francis:Master (3349 titles)
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: British journal of management, 2019-01, Vol.30 (1), p.75-89
    Description: From an international perspective, Australia has been one of the leading jurisdictions for corporate governance reform. Its first corporate governance code predates the Cadbury Report, and Australia is also one of the few countries internationally to have been only marginally affected by the recession that ensued after the Global Financial Crisis. Considerable governance reform has occurred since 2007–8 in Australia, however; much of it occasioned by pressure brought to bear by institutional investors as a reaction to both traditional governance failings and also social and environmental concerns such as a growing awareness of climate change. Institutional influence is primarily associated with the compulsory retirement income system that emerged in the 1980s in light of an economy‐wide union campaign. While governance structures are becoming more homogenous, institutional logics reflecting trustees’ concerns are driving and shaping this ongoing process. A new approach to corporate engagement has emerged under the influence of investor representative bodies such as the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors that is driving corporate governance change.
    ISSN: 1045-3172
    E-ISSN: 1467-8551
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: The economic and labour relations review : ELRR, 2017-12, Vol.28 (4), p.483-499
    Description: There are two discursive frameworks concerning ideology in Australian industrial relations. In many disciplines concerned with aspects of industrial relations, including political science, law and history, it is the traditional political ideologies of the industrial era which take centre stage: liberalism (classical, social and neoliberalism), socialism (Marxism, social democracy and labourism) and conservatism. By contrast, ideological issues in the discipline of employment relations are chiefly addressed in terms of Fox’s three analytical perspectives: unitarism, pluralism and radicalism. The disjunction between these parallel discourses goes largely unnoted in the literature of the relevant disciplines, which all tend to proceed using their own preferred approach without making reference to the other. This article critically explores the relationship between these two discourses and investigates the broader implications that the existence of the two different discursive traditions has for the analysis of industrial relations phenomena in Australia.
    ISSN: 1035-3046
    E-ISSN: 1838-2673
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  • 7
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    2014
    ISSN: 1360-2381 
    Language: English
    In: Asia Pacific business review, 2014-10-02, Vol.20 (4), p.603-617
    Description: Considerable emphasis has often been placed on cultural factors in explaining the peculiarities of East Asian employment relations. By comparison with workplace relations in the West, East Asian employment relations are characterized by low rates of unionization and collective bargaining, and a relative absence of industrial disputation. A critique of notions of culture found in employment-relations scholarship is presented which draws on long-established conceptualizations developed in historical, post-colonial, anthropological and cultural studies. Most of the peculiarities of East Asian workplace relations can be adequately accounted for through manners other than invoking a grand theory of culture.
    Subject(s): unions ; human resource management ; Asia ; employment relations ; culture ; industrial relations
    ISSN: 1360-2381
    E-ISSN: 1743-792X
    Source: Business Source Ultimate
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  • 8
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    Book
    2006
    ISBN: 9781843832058  ISBN: 1843832054 
    Language: English
    Description: A fresh examination of one of the most contentious issues in runic scholarship - magical or not? The runic alphabet, in use for well over a thousand years, was employed by various Germanic groups in a variety of ways, including, inevitably, for superstitious and magical rites. Formulaic runic words were inscribed onto small items that could be carried for good luck; runic charms were carved on metal or wooden amulets to ensure peace or prosperity. There are invocations and allusions to pagan and Christian gods and heroes, to spirits of disease, and even to potential lovers. Few such texts are completely unique to Germanic society, and in fact, most of the runic amulets considered in this book show wide-ranging parallels from a variety of European cultures. The question of whether runes were magical or not has divided scholarship in the area. Early criticism embraced fantastic notions of runic magic - leading not just to a healthy scepticism, but in some cases to a complete denial of any magical element whatsoever in the runic inscriptions. This book seeks to re-evaulate the whole question of runic sorcery, attested to not only in the medieval Norse literature dealing with runes but primarily in the fascinating magical texts of the runic inscriptions themselves. Dr MINDY MCLEOD teaches in the Department of Linguistics, Deakin University, Melbourne; Dr BERNARD MEES teaches in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne.
    Subject(s): Religion ; History ; Inscriptions, Runic ; Amulets ; Runes ; Magic
    ISBN: 9781843832058
    ISBN: 1843832054
    Source: Cambridge Core All Books
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  • 9
    Language: English
    In: Labor history, 2013-07-01, Vol.54 (3), p.240-255
    Description: Chinese labour heroes represent an idiosyncratic expression of a broader twentieth-century phenomenon of promoting worker emulation through the hailing of model labourers. Taken from a comparative perspective, the Chinese practice can be seen not only as modelled on an earlier Soviet development, but also a broader need felt in totalitarian regimes in the 1930s and 1940s that workers needed to be 'remoralised' through the establishment of cults of workers and work. Recently revived in the People's Republic of China in the form of patriotic movies and television shows, the main historical development of the Chinese articulation of this broader historical labour phenomenon is assessed in light of recent studies of Soviet and National Socialist attempts to heroise labour.
    Subject(s): Labor law ; Analysis ; Socialism
    ISSN: 0023-656X
    E-ISSN: 1469-9702
    Source: Business Source Ultimate
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: Rural sociology, 2013-06, Vol.78 (2), p.186-209
    Description: The term “community” has a long and contested lineage in social analysis and debate. This lineage, however, is not generally recognized in policy and public debates on community and bushfire in Australia. “Community” is thought to be central to bushfire preparedness in Australia, especially in rural areas, but what “community” actually means in this context is vague at best. There is an ever‐present tension between the use of “community” as a reference to locality, a “sense of community” as experienced by residents, and the use of “community” as a rhetorical tool by governments and state agencies. We argue that a rigorous analysis of the concept of “community” is critical to an understanding of the processes involved in preparing for the challenges associated with disaster, in this case bushfires. These broader issues are supported by research (a series of surveys, interviews, and focus groups) carried out with residents living in (predominantly rural) bushfire‐prone areas in the state of Victoria, Australia. Ultimately, we assert that social participation and social networks are likely to be the crucial aspects of community that play a central role in effective bushfire preparedness.
    Subject(s): Rural sociology ; Sociology of leisure and mass culture ; Sociology ; Rural and urban sociology ; Sociology of knowledge and sociology of culture ; Victimology ; Risk and disasters sociology ; Wildfires ; Control ; Analysis ; Emergency management ; Influence ; Social networks ; Social aspects ; Community ; Social participation
    ISSN: 0036-0112
    E-ISSN: 1549-0831
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