Professor Forsyth is a Law Professor in the Graduate School of Business & Law, RMIT University and Vice-President of the Australian Labour Law Association, and Vice-President (Independent) of the Australian Institute of Employment Rights. He is an international expert on the future of unions and the emergence of new forms of collective worker representation, in the context of the gig economy and other new business models (e.g. supply chains, labour hire, franchising). In 2015-16 he chaired the Victorian Government's independent inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work. Over a 12-month period, he investigated the problems associated with worker exploitation in the labour hire sector and the proliferation of various forms of non-permanent work, through public hearings and stakeholder meetings held across the state. The State Government has implemented my recommendations through the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018 (passed by the Victorian Parliament in June 2018). In October 2018, he won the RMIT University Award for Research Impact (Enterprise); and the RMIT College of Business Awards for Research Impact, Research Excellence - Journal Publication by an Academic, and Best Journal Publication (by School) by an Academic.
Anthony is a frequent contributor to public policy debate on industrial relations and workplace regulation in Australia, through opinion pieces and commentary in The Conversation, Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, ABC Online, ABC/RMIT Fact Check, ABC News 24, ABC Radio and The Australian.