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Professor Ray Markey and The Accord - ABC News

Created: 11 Jun 2013

Publication: Radio National, ABC and 720 ABC Perth, ABC Darwin, 702 ABC Sydney and ABC News 24
Date: 31 May, 2013
Topic: The Accord and "The Accord saved us from Thatcherism"

Excerpt: "Thirty years on, Professor Markey believes that the ‘underlying principles’ of the Accord, which he described as ‘compromise, consultation and consensus’ between labour and employers, are still relevant today.

We have a lot more [consensus] than people realise, for example the ACTU and the Australian Confederation of Industry (ACI) have a joint statement of skills in Australia,’ he said. The media ignores these contemporary agreements because they are ‘not about conflict,’ he added."

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