Australia reconstructed: ACTU/TDC Mission to Western Europe


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Australia. Department of Trade
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU); Australia. Trade Development Council (TDC)


In 1986, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) initiated a fact-finding mission to a number of European countries that had addressed similar problems to those being experienced by Australia. In particular, the ACTU was interested in visiting those countries which had overcome balance of payments constraints in ways which produced low unemployment, low inflation and economic growth that was more equitably distributed. The mission's report examined, and made recommendations about, macroeconomic policies, wages, prices and incomes, trade and industrial policy, the labour market,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Labour market; Economics; Policy

Keywords: Government policy; Economic growth; Industrial policy

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Europe; Australia; Sweden; Norway; Austria; Germany; Great Britain

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1987

Physical description: xiv, 221 p.

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ISBN: 0644065354

Statement of responsibility: A report by the mission members to the ACTU and the TDC

At head of title: Department of Trade

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: Copyright Commonwealth of Australia reproduced by permission

Document number: TD/LMR 85.647

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