Using Public Procurement to Promote Better Labour Standards in Australia: A Case Study of Responsive Regulatory Design
University of Melbourne Law School
Melbourne Law School
November 15, 2010
Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 51, No. 4, 2009
U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 507
The former Federal Coalition Government’s industrial relations reforms restricted the capacity of state governments to make labour law, inspiring them to consider more innovative ways of regulating labour standards in the private sector including through greater use of public procurement. This article presents a case study of a program in which an Australian state government has sought to use its purchasing power to regulate labour standards in the cleaning industry. The authors assess this program against a model of responsive regulation. They suggest that there is potential to extend this model to other areas of government procurement.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: government procurement, labour standards, responsive regulation
JEL Classification: K00, K31Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 15, 2010
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