The Last Word
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review is an issue focusing on the past, present and future of the Australian union movement. There are multiple contributions from a spread of unions and, referencing the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) this year, an interview with the new ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus. This Part contains the following articles: “On the margins of Harvester: United Voice and the fight for secure work and shared prosperity in Australia” – Frances Flanagan; “Whither unionism?” – Keith Harvey; “CFMEU’s civilising role: ‘Some things are worth fighting for.'” – Rita Mallia; “Challenges facing Queensland unions: ‘Festering non-compliance and institutionalised wage theft.'” – Dr John Martin; “‘Solid jobs, reliable incomes, human values’: Unions NSW takes up the fight” – Mark Morey; “The relevance of unions in the new industrial order” – Haren Pararajasingham; “AEU Victorian Branch – Laptops Case 2015” – Meredith Peace; “Trade unions – a highly regulated and supervised future …” – Peter Punch; “The WWF and waterfront decasualisation” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, and the following section: Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Autumn 2017 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Investing in people” – Dr John Falzon; “Thinking outside the square: Long Service Leave today” – Ashleigh Mills (winner of the 2016 McCallum Medal Competition); “Complaints and inquiries: Pain in the neck or workplace right?” – Neil Napper and Luke Scandrett; “‘The King’s Shilling’: Military industrial relations in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; and “The insidious abuse of Section 389(1)(a)” – Bruce Taylor. Also featured is an interview with WR’s co-General Editor Jeffrey Phillips SC, and the following sections: Focus On: SA; Focus On: WA; Work Health and Safety; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Spring 2016 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “For whom the bell tolls? Employment law compliance – it’s not just the employer’s responsibility” – Neil Napper and Daniel Proietto; “Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?” – Shauna Roeger and Professor Andrew Stewart; and “Workplace Review’s year, in review” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James, and the following sections: Focus On: ACT; Common Law and General Protections; Work Health and Safety; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
This pre-election Winter issue of the Workplace Review (Volume 7 Part 2) covers the following content: “The CFMEU’s case against the ABCC” – Rita Mallia; “Interns or employees?” – Steven Moore QC; “The future of Australian industrial relations” – Neil Napper; “Green Acres (with apologies to Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) – domestic service regulation in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “What is the future of employee representation?” – Marea Wilson; and “NSW Police Force – Workforce Improvement Program” – Assistant Commissioner Carlene York APM and Kristie Out; as well as the following sections: Focus on South Australia: “Workplace relations developments” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Western Australia: “Employees pick up the bar tab for that final stint of rest and recreation” – Duncan Fletcher and James Parkinson; Interview: “‘A full and happy life’: Brendan O’Connor’s goal for Australia’s workers” – by Craig Ryan; and “Commissioner Roberts retires” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Work Health and Safety: “It’s not me, it’s you … and other myths about labour hire legal liability in health and safety” – Elana O’Reilly; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Summer 2016 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The changing interpretation of agreements” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “Balancing act: Reinstatement – maintaining procedural fairness and employment satisfaction” – Claire Limbach; “Productivity Commission report on workplace relations – an opportunity for reform?” – Emma Lutwyche and Neil Napper; “Trade union Royal Commission – watershed moment or political stunt?” – Neil Napper; and “Unpaid law internships – the need for a regulated experience” – Nandan Subramaniam; as well as the following sections: Focus on Australian Capital Territory: “Interim reinstatement in unfair dismissal cases” – James Macken; Focus on Northern Territory: “Reflections on legal practice in the Northern Territory” – Bruce Taylor; Interview: “Smashing the glass ceiling: Senator Michaelia Cash’s journey from lawyer to workplace reformer” – by Azadeh Williams; Book Review: “The Country Wife” – reviewed by Vanessa Gorman; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Spring 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Regulation of union ballots in Australia – a reflection” – Keith Harvey; “Sections 433 and 561 of the Corporations Act: Priority to payment of employee entitlements?” – John-Paul Redmond; “‘Bullying’ in common law litigation” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Focus on Queensland: “Gramotnev v Queensland University of Technology” – Geraldine Dann; Interview: “Doing it his way: Martin Ferguson steps out of Labor’s shadow” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Identifying the prohibited reason for adverse action, rears its problematic head again” – Mark Caile and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; Book Review: Hogs & Sybarites, “When We Were Young & Foolish” – reviewed by Ed Day; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Winter 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Who has custody of a police officer’s goatee?” – Catherine Bembrick; “Elder abuse – an issue for employers?” – Rick Manuel; “Allegations and consequences: How should an employer respond to an employee’s misconduct?” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; “Recent privacy considerations arising in the workplace – social media and limitations on collection and use by employers of employee-generated content” – Elizabeth Raper and Philippa Munton; Focus on South Australia: “Developments in reasonable notice and unfair dismissals” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Victoria: “Corporate accessorial liability” – Steven Moore; Interview: “Richard Kenzie: Without fear or favour – industrial relations the Kenzie way” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Tattsbet Ltd v Morrow: Employee or contractor?” – Andrew Denton; “Additional comments on “workplace rights”” – Victoria Lambropoulos; Work health and safety: “Drug testing in the workplace – does a worker’s “right” to privacy restrict an employer’s ability to effectively minimise work health and safety risks?” – Michael Tooma and Niaz Payne; Book Review, The Last Word, Diary and Artworks.
The latest Part of the Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Dismissal based on breach of employer policy – searching for the boundaries of “reasonable”” – Leila Chacko; “Cosmic radiation, aircrew and WHS obligation” – David Chitty; “The implied duty of mutual trust and confidence – necessary or dangerous?” – Ashleigh Mills; “Comparison of the current construction industry Government Procurement Codes for the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland” – Luke Scandrett and Neil Napper; and “Solicitation or “staying connected”? How to protect your client base in an online space” – Peter Wright and Dean Schubert; and an interview with the Fair Work Commission’s Senior Deputy President Lea Drake on women in the law and valuing a robust work ethic. Also in this Part are the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; Diary and a review of the following book: “Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law”.
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 latest Part of Workplace Review includes the following material: “Nine things you need to know about the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption” – Sara Hopkins and Longzhen Han; “Retirement of Commissioner Deegan from FWC” – James Macken; “Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker: High Court rules out the implication of the term of mutual good faith and confidence” – Daniel O’Sullivan; “When it is no longer a happy union, should trade union divorces be “just, quick and cheap”? What would Tolstoy and Lionel Murphy say?” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Focus on Queensland: “Chivers v Queensland – genuine occupational requirement” – Geraldine Dann; Focus on Victoria: “Parsing the mind of the decision-maker – is Barclay the final word?” – Steven Moore; Interview: “Justice Glenn Martin: “Brisbane’s finest” brings a dose of humour to the industrial court” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “The death knell of the duty of trust and confidence but hope for good faith remains?” – Victoria Lambropoulos; The Last Word and Diary.