Title

Health and safety regulatory reform in Australia: challenges and issues for smaller ethnic firms

Document Type

Journal Article

School

Centre for Innovative Practice

RAS ID

15832

Comments

Originally published as: Barrett, R., Mayson, S., & Bahn, S. (2013). Health and safety regulatory reform in Australia: Challenges and issues for smaller ethnic firms. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations (Online), 37(3), 1. Original article available here

Abstract

In recent times significant change has occurred to the Australian health and safety regulatory context. In this paper we consider the potential response of smaller firms in general, and ethnic owned and/or operated smaller firms in particular. We draw on literature examining smaller firms' responses to regulation and apply this to what little we know about smaller ethnic firms in Australia in the context of the regulatory change. We highlight the challenges to owner managers and what could be done to engage and support smaller ethnic firms to realise the opportunities resulting from this regulatory change.

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