The Economic and Labour Relations Review : ELRR

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, May

Australian Workplace Agreements under Work Choices
Introduction On 26 May 2005, the Howard government outlined the changes which would be introduced when it gained control of the Senate in July 2005. On 14 December 2005, the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 gained royal assent...
Command and Control in the Workplace: Agreement-Making under Work Choices
Introduction The federal government's 'Work Choices' amendments to the Workplace Relations Act (WRA) have radically altered workplace agreement making in Australia. The reforms create new forms of statutory agreements, remove mechanisms for their...
From 'Uncharted Seas' to 'Stormy Waters': How Will Trade Unions Fare under the Work Choices Legislation?
Introduction In this article, we consider the implications of the Howard Coalition Government's 2005 Work Choices legislation for trade unions. From holding a central and increasingly strong position under the conciliation and arbitration system...
How Low Can You Go? Minimum Working Conditions under Australia's New Labour Laws
Introduction The recent introduction of the Work Choices legislation (1) has brought about the greatest single change to Australian federal labour law since the introduction of compulsory conciliation and arbitration. (2) In particular, Work Choices...
Shifting the Balance of Power in Collective Bargaining: Australian Law, Industrial Action and Work Choices
Introduction The 2005 Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act (Cth) (the Work Choices Act) introduced important and far reaching changes to the industrial action provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) (WRA). The changes will...
The Australian Fair Pay Commission: Rationale, Operation, Antecedents and Implications
Introduction The Work Choices legislation represents a significant transformation of Australian wage fixation arrangements with the establishment of the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC). The wage fixing function associated with safety net wage...
The Constitution and Workplace Relations Act 1996
Introduction On 22 October 1986 the then Leader of the Opposition, Mr John Howard, expressed his condolences to the family of the late Justice Lionel Murphy. After noting Murphy's achievements Howard stated that T will not offend the sensitivity...
The Contract Regulation Club
Introduction Since the latter part of the 1980s, The Contract Regulation Club1 has been the dominant force in Australian industrial relations. It has brought about fundamental changes to Australian industrial relations, the most recent manifestation...
Unfair Dismissal Law and Work Choices: From Safety Net Standard to Legal Privilege
Introduction From the return of the Liberal/National Coalition to federal government in October 2004, it was clear that there would be major changes to the federal workplace relations system, including to the unfair dismissal scheme. No longer thwarted...
Work Choices: A Critical Analysis
Introduction This issue of the Economic and Labour Relations Review is devoted to an examination of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 (Cth). As Colin Fenwick says, this 'legislation has brought about the greatest single change...
Work Choices in Overview: Big Bang or Slow Burn?
Introduction In one sense, the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 can be seen as the culmination of a twenty-year campaign by John Howard and his supporters to re-regulate workplace relations. (1) Frustrated first by Labor's long...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.