Collective Bargaining in the Agricultural Sector
Final Report for 15/055 RIRDC Project No PRJ-010001, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, (pp. 1 - 103), 2015
118 Pages Posted: 9 May 2018
Date Written: April 13, 2018
This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of collective bargaining in Australian agriculture since the enactment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). It identifies economic, socio-cultural and legal factors that affect uptake in various product sectors. It also assesses the potential socio-economic benefits of collective bargaining, and the various organisational structures, including agricultural co-operatives, that could support it more effectively in Australia. The study focuses on ways to increase the fraction of the supply chain surplus retained by farmers.
Keywords: Agricultural Law, Competition Law, Farmers’ Rights, Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), socio-economic theory, regulatory theory, collective bargaining, agriculture in Australia, co-operatives, comparative law, human geography
JEL Classification: K10, K30, Q10, Q13, Q18
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