Thomson Reuters has now reduced the recommended retail prices of a selection of our employment & IR titles so now is a great time to be filling out your library.
As our 2013 volume will release next week, Fair Work Legislation 2012 (current as at 23 July 2012) is now available as a point-in-time snapshot of the legislation in book or eBook formats for $65.01 rrp. The book + eBook bundle is available for $84.50 rrp.
Back in October, Workplace Review invited readers to guess who the December interview would feature, based on the following clues:
“one of Australia’s leading industrial law academics. He was fortunate to study under Paul Davies and Mark Freidland while at Oxford University, where Industrial Law was taught as a political subject and not just a body of rules.”
And as our subscribers will shortly discover, it was Professor Andrew Stewart of the University of Adelaide.
Now available at a greatly reduced price, in hard cover and soft cover formats: “Work Choices: The High Court Challenge”.
The High Court’s 2006 decision to uphold the constitutional validity of the Howard Government’s Work Choices reforms enabled a more expansive Commonwealth regulation of workplace relations based on the corporations power than had previously been appreciated. This same power underlies the Labor Government’s Fair Work system today. Work Choices: The High Court Challenge remains a valuable reference because of its analysis of the decision by experts in both constitutional law and industrial law from the University of Melbourne’s Law School.
Names carry ideological meaning, of course, a factor that has not gone unutilised by those who determine the titles of portfolios, institutions and reform legislation (thinking Work Choices / Fair Work, for example). What does a look over the history of Ministerial responsibility for employment / IR tell us about a changing Australia?
ACTU president Ged Kearney has delivered a scathing attack on the Western Australian Government’s “isolationist” industrial relations stance, warning its failure to embrace a national system would ultimately harm business in the boom mining state.
In an election campaign that has been both intriguing (eg Labor’s internal ructions) and mind-numbingly dull (eg the blandness of the major parties’ policies and presentation of them), IR hasn’t featured to nearly the same extent as in 2007. Back then, the Coalition’s “Work Choices” legislation was front and centre – but it cost them government, and the PM his seat in Parliament.