The Winter 2016 edition of Workplace Review (Vol 7 No 2), out this week, is jam-packed with coverage of the major workplace relations/industrial law issues of this Federal election campaign – the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), penalty rates, Youth Jobs PaTH are all dealt with – and much more besides!
Leading players, practitioners and commentators in the field are featured:
- Rita Mallia, NSW Branch President of the CFMEU, gives her union’s views on the Federal Government’s proposal to re-establish the ABCC and discusses corporate “lawlessness”;
- with the Government’s announcement of its Youth Jobs PaTH policy, Steven Moore QC considers how the law may navigate the distinction between interns and employees in the future;
- a comprehensive interview with Federal Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Brendan O’Connor, explores his personal formative influences, Labor’s approach to industrial relations and its policies;
- Marea Wilson, barrister and former union industrial officer, reflects on the future of unionism, in a discussion of employee representation – which may come to take a commercial form;
- Neil Napper examines the views of the Federal Government and leading employer representatives on the future of industrial relations.
There are also regular features, including the Focus On columns. Rick Manuel assesses the impact of South Australia’s increased penalties for workplace safety breaches, while Duncan Fletcher in Western Australia considers the implications of Kentz (Aust) Pty Ltd v CEPU  FWCFB 2019 for payment of terminated employees for rest and recreation leave.
In an important contribution, Assistant Commissioner Carlene York APM and Kristie Out of the NSW Police, review the operation of the Workforce Improvement Program which has achieved impressive outcomes in helping improve the health and wellbeing of the State’s police employees.
And for Green Acres fans, Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor even get a mention in Jeff Phillips SC’s examination of the regulation of domestic service in Australia!
If you want to keep up-to-date with the people, practice, cases and trends that are making news in workplace relations, you can get your copy of Workplace Review here.
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