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2001 ASSLH conference – The Socceroos strike a deal


Braham Dabscheck
School of Industrial Relations, University of New South Wales


In the period September 1996 to January 1998 the Australian Soccer Players’ Association and Soccer Australia were locked in a dispute over payments to, and a collective agreement for, Australia’s international players—the Socceroos. Continue reading

2001 ASSLH conference – ‘Cognitive mapping of a new and global type’: Seattle and the power of identity

Verity Burgmann
University of Melbourne


Manuel Castells’ The Power of Identity argued that, compared with the power of identity, “the labour movement fades away as a major source of social cohesion”. Insights from Raymond Williams suggest the labour movement’s retreat from a politics of class difference has ensured that, although the reality of class inequalities has become more stark, perceptions of this reality have become less clear-sighted. Continue reading