Public culture and opinion is ambiguous about unions. Two examples spring to mind. The Hancock Committee of Review of Australian Industrial Law and Systems said that "the role of trade unions is accepted and endorsed within our society". It also reported that there was a considerable public distaste for industrial action. The second example is that similar proportions of Australians belong to unions and profess allegiance to churches and organised religion.
Recommended CitationGuille, Howard, Union Blues: or, Getting Back into the Community, Australian Left Review, 1(100), 1987, 8-15.