• Publication Date: April 15, 2009
  • EAN: 9781862877368
  • 288 pages; 6" x 8⅝"
Filed Under: Labour & Employment

Fair Work

The new workplace laws and the Work Choices legacy


Product Description

This wide-ranging collection is an authoritative and accessible analysis of the profound changes to labour regulation under the Howard and Rudd Governments.

The authors, leading scholars and practitioners, examine both the nature and legacy of the controversial Work Choices reforms and how workplace relations are set to change under the new Fair Work legislation.

Besides an ovrview of these developments, there are separate chapters on:

the shifting boundaries between federal and state regulation

the ‘safety net’ enforcement processes


the regulation of bargaining

industrial actions

trade union rights

dispute resolution

unfair dismissal

This book is a must-have for anyone grappling with the impact of these changes.

The Journey from Work Choices to Fair Work

Andrew Stewart and Anthony Forsyth

Testing the Boundaries: Towards a National System of Labour Regulation

Andrew Stewart

The Safety Net: Labour Standards in the New Era

Jill Murray and Rosemary Owens

A Changing of the Guard: Enforcement of Workplace Relations Laws Since Work Choices and Beyond

Tess Hardy

Making the “BOOT” Fit: Reforms to Agreement-Making from Work Choices to Fair Work

Carolyn Sutherland

“Exit Stage Left”, Now “Centre Stage”: Collective Bargaining under Work Choices and Fair Work

Anthony Forsyth

A New Consensus: The Coalition, the ALP and the Regulation of Industrial Action

Shae McCrystal

Union Security after Work Choices

Colin Fenwick and John Howe

From Industrial Arbitration to Workplace Mediation: Changing Approaches to Dispute Resolution

Joellen Riley

The Decline and Restoration of Unfair Dismissal Rights

Anna Chapman

From Work Choices to Fair Work: An Assessment

Anthony Forsyth and Andrew Stewart


As safety management broadens itself to cover psychosocial risks, it increasingly overlaps industrial relations, a workplace element that, with luck and a bit of work, could have been avoided by OHS professionals in the past. That is no longer the case and OHS professionals must understand how industrial relations changes will affect their own workplace and how they do their jobs. The Fair Work book is a great place to start. – Safety at Work Blog – Kevin Jones – An OHS Look at the Fair Work book

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