Business associations and the food processing industry in Australia : how neoliberalism has reinforced employer collectivism

Lofgren, Hans 2001, Business associations and the food processing industry in Australia : how neoliberalism has reinforced employer collectivism, Labour and industry, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 77-93.

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Title Business associations and the food processing industry in Australia : how neoliberalism has reinforced employer collectivism
Author(s) Lofgren, Hans
Journal name Labour and industry
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 77
End page 93
Publisher Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Centre for Workplace Culture Change
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2001-12
ISSN 1030-1763
Keyword(s) food
Australia (industries and resources)
Summary In this paper I argue that factors such as conflicting pressures for food regulation reform and continuing industry assistance programs have made conditions even more favourable for collective business interest representation in Australia's food processing sector. The push by firms for less onerous and more business-friendly regulation has run up against environmental and social pressures/or more rigorous regulatory controls, as awareness grows ofthe risks ofnew technologies. The case of the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) illustrates the issues. The extent to which this association participates directly in the design and implementation of public policy is indicative of a decline in the autonomy of politicians and the state bureaucracy vis-a-vis the ideology and interests of business.
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001084

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Australian and International Studies
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