Raymond O'Dea was an industrial relations officer who enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Australian National University in June 1965. The title of his thesis was 'The negotiation and adjudication of secondary wages in Commonwealth Arbitration with case studies in non-manual groups'. One of the case studies was the Metropolitan Daily Newspapers Award case of 1966. O'Dea authored a number of books on arbitration and industrial relations including Industrial Relations in Australia (Sydney: West Publishing Corporation, 1965).
The Noel Butlin Archives Centre holds two deposits of Raymond O'Dea Collections.
Deposit 1 (P53) contains Records of the Metropolitan Daily Newspapers Award case, 1966. Includes correspondence, questionnaires, personal notebooks of R O'Dea concerning the case, Australian Journalists' Association material, newspaper cuttings, transcripts of the case, tapes, printed and roneoed material.
Deposit 2 (P113) contains Arbitration case files and legal opinions on industrial matters, personal memorabilia, Law School notes, published papers, photographs of the 1967 Journalists' Strike and printed material.
Deposit 2 has been partially digitised. Lists of both deposits are available at http://archivescollection.anu.edu.au
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