The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Foreign Bribery Regulation in Australia and ‘Stepping Stones’ Director Liability” – Vivienne Brand; “Insider Trading, Materiality and the Reasonable Person: Who Must Be Influenced for Information to Have a ‘Material Effect’?” – Juliette Overland; “Termination for Convenience or Not?” – William Dixon; and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Public, Essential and Emergency Services” – Giuseppe Carabetta. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The Productivity Commission’s Recommendations on the Intellectual Property Exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act” – Brent Fisse; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Exercising the Wisdom of Solomon: The Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision” – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; and Intellectual Property Law: “The Death of Innovation (Patents) in Australia?” – Campbell Thompson.
Brendan O’Connor may yet be the new Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations should Labor end up forming government once the final outcome of the Federal election is decided. In a frank and revealing interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Winter 2016, Vol 7 No 2), he provides an insight into the personal influences ...more
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 ...more
Re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission, cutting penalty rates, privatising NSW electricity, and tightening controls on industrial action, are positions Martin Ferguson has supported in recent years. For a 40-year veteran of the labour movement, including serving as President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and as a Minister in the Rudd Labor ...more
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.
EXCERPT FROM WR (AUTUMN 2012) Jeff Phillips On the Case* Normally this section of Workplace Review analyses a recent employment law decision and the consequences which may flow from it. There is a departure of that tradition. This article invites the employers in certain industries to stop complaining about penalty rates and embark upon applications ...more
The Autumn 2012 issue of the Workplace Review contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections related to workplace and industrial relations. The articles range in subject from workplace disputes to federal anti-discrimination laws, from the statute of limitations for Workplace Relations Act prosecutions to superannuation reforms, from a review of the Fair Work Act to the balance between employer and employee interests. There are also several interesting sections including Focus on: WA, Work health and Safety, Book reviews and The Last Word. Also included in this Part are an interview of Justice Iain Ross and a Vale for Mark Ryan.