The Last Word
The Winter 2020 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The Legacy of Jack Mundey and the Green Bans: A CFMEU Perspective” – Darren Greenfield; “Legal Life in Lockdown” – Neil Napper; “Legal Practice after the Pandemic” – Judge Gerard Phillips; “A Pandemic amongst the Sandstone” – Oscar Pursey; “Industrial Relations after COVID-19” – Craig Ryan; “Wage Theft” – Kirsty Stewart, Rick Manuel and Kaz Eaton; as well as the following sections: Editorial; Case Note: “Casual Developments” – Susan Zeitz and Rick Manuel; Obituary: “Vale Jack Mundey (1929–2020) – His Significance for Australian Unionism” – Meredith Burgmann; “(2020) Mundey’s Legacy – Jack Mundey: 17 October 1929–10 May 2020” – Dr Michael Easson AM; “Vale Jim Macken (1927–1919)” – James Macken; “The Honourable Joe Isaac AO (1922–2019)” – Paul Munro; “Peteris Ginters (1971–2020), Barrister” – Ingmar Taylor SC; Book Reviews: “Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy, by AN Wilson” – Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr OAM; “Going Under, by Sonia Henry” – Reviewed by Jeffrey Phillips SC; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Summer 2019 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “The Doctrine of Implied Intergovernmental Immunities: A Recrudescence?” – Thomas Dixon; “Is There Such a Thing as “Free Speech” for Australian Employees?” – Neil Napper; “Welcome to the Age of Keyboard Warriors” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Interview: “Paul Munro: For ‘The Greatest Good…'” – Craig Ryan; Case Note: “‘Free Speech… But Be Careful What You Say!'” – Joshua Graffi; Obituary:
“Robert James Lee Hawke” – Robert McClelland; Book Reviews; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Autumn 2019 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Emergency C-Section Required: Improving the Delivery of Male Parental Leave Entitlements” – Sandra Hu; “The Death of Reasonable Notice?” – Rick Manuel; “Industrial Action in the Wake of Auimatagi v Australian Building and Construction Commissioner  FCAFC 191” – Lucas Moctezuma; “The Case of Foodora: The Adequacy of Australia’s Industrial Safety Net in a Gig Economy” – Cassidy O’Sullivan; “Nearly a Century of Workers Compensation in New South Wales” – Judge Gerard Phillips; “The New Judicial Review – Legal Unreasonableness” – Mark Robinson SC and Dr Simon Blount; as well as the following sections: Interview: “‘We’ll Keep Challenging the System’: United Voice National Secretary, Jo-anne Schofield” – Craig Ryan; Obituary: “Vale George Polites: A Man for All Seasons” – Paul Munro;; The Last Word; and Diary.
The Spring 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “Sir Owen Dixon – Federalism and His Contribution to the Development of Commonwealth Power” – Anton Duc; “An Implied Term of Good Faith?” – Glenn Fredericks; “Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy” – Justin Pen; and “‘The King’s Shilling’ – Mark 2: The History of Wage Setting in Australia and Its Relevance for the Determination of Military Remuneration – Jeffrey Phillips SC.. Also featured is an interview with Stuart Wood QC, and the following sections: Editorial; Focus on South Australia; Obituary; Book Review; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
The Autumn 2018 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “The Fair Work Commission and Self-represented Parties” – Hon Reg Hamilton; “An Update on the Contractual Status of Corporate Policies” – Ian Latham; “‘It Is Not a Perfect World’: Workplace Bullying and an Employer’s Duty of Care” – Milaan Latten and John Tuck; “Perils of Parliamentary Privilege” – James Macken; and “Judicial Bullying” – Jeffrey Phillips SC. Also featured is an interview with FWC Vice President Joe Catanzariti, and the following sections: Discrimination; Work Health and Safety; Book Reviews; as well as Diary, and 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.