The changing nature of work and working life

Evaluating Workchoices 2010

Client:  Chifley Research Centre

This report is designed to provide a summary and review of research published over the period 1997-2008 on the impact of the reforms to employment relations legislation which occurred during that period. The main aim of the report is to assess the practical impact of the Coalition's legislative programme upon various aspects of labour market and employment relations institutions, arrangements and behaviour. The report also aims to say something about the nature of research in this area, and some of the disciplinary difficulties associated with it.