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Labour law in Australia / by Brian Brooks
Bib ID 1010682
Format BookBook
Author
Brooks, Brian Thomas
 
Description The Hague : Kluwer Law International, 2003 
232 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 904111999X
Summary

It has been said that the Australian system of industrial relations is as exotic as the boomerang and the kangaroo. Indeed, Australia's impressive array of industrial relations systems and dispute settlement procedures, at both the state and federal levels, makes Labour Law in Australia a particularly challenging area of practice. By the same token, from an academic perspective Australia offers a virtually unique opportunity to study the social and legal forces that have shaped the evolution of industrial relations systems throughout the twentieth century, and that continue to shape them as we enter the twenty-first. Labour Law in Australia gives the practitioner a concise but thorough guide to the field as it stands today, with its notable extremes of compulsory arbitration tribunals on the one hand and almost total deregulation on the other. The implications for practitioners of distinctive current labour market features, such as the prevalence of part-time and casual work, and the large government outlays for training programmes, are fully spelled out, as are the procedural measures arising from the formidable resilience of the trade union movement.

Full contents
  • Ch. 3. Institutionalized Relations Between Employers and Employees
  • Ch. 4. Collective Bargaining
  • Ch. 5. Strikes and Lock-outs and Legal Forms of Industrial Action
  • Ch. 6. Settlement of Disputes.
  • I. General Features
  • II. Definitions and Notions
  • III. The Constitutional and Historical Background
  • IV. The Role of Governmental Institutions in the Shaping and Administration of Labour Laws and Industrial Relations Policy
  • V. Sources of Labour Law
  • VI. Australia and the ILO
 
Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 88-95.

Subjects Labor laws and legislation -- Australia.
Also Titled

International Encyclopaedia of Laws. Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

Encyclopaedia of Laws/Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

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