The latest Part of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The restoration of QC and the opportunity for choice” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “Living for the weekend: Should weekend penalty rates be reduced or abolished?” – Emily Aitken; “Penalty rates: Do employer claims stack up?” – Tom Kavanagh; and “Inappropriate behaviour on picket line results in lawful dismissal” – Mark Curran. Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial; Focus on: Northern Territory; Common Law and General Protections; Book Review; and Diary. There is also an interview with Tony Sheldon and a special section commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Workplace Review.
The last Part of Volume 3 of the Workplace Review publishes an interesting mix of articles and sections. The articles discuss the role of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, arbitration and breach of fixed-term employment contracts. The sections include Focus on: Victoria, Book Reviews, The Last Word and Diary. Also included in this Part is an interview with ACTU President Ged Kearney and the winning article and first runner up from the McCallum Medal 2012.
The Winter 2011 issue of Workplace Review contains interesting material on a wide range of topics relating to workplace legislation. The Part includes articles on right of entry provisions, the approach to remedies for unfair dismissals, the recent decision in Laing O’Rourke (BMC) Pty Ltd v Kirwin and a look at the planking craze and what it means for the workplace, plus much more.