Associate Professor Shae McCrystal

BA LLB (Hons) PhD (UTAS)

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

  • Labour Law
  • Employment Law

Teaching and supervision

  • Labour Law
  • Workplace Bargaining
  • Real Property

Selected grants

2014

  • Protected Action Ballots and Protected Industrial Action under the Fair Work Act: The Impact of Ballot Procedures on Enterprise Bargaining Processes; Creighton W, McCrystal S, Johnstone R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Johnstone, R., McCrystal, S., Nossar, I., Quinlan, M., Rawling, M., Riley, J. (2012). Beyond Employment: The Legal Regulation of Work Relationships. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • McCrystal, S. (2010). The Right to Strike in Australia. Sydney: The Federation Press.

Edited Books

  • Fudge, J., McCrystal, S., Sankaran, K. (2012). Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • McCrystal, S. (2012). Organising Independent Contractors: The Impact of Competition Law. In J Fudge, S McCrystal & K Sankaran (eds) (Eds.), Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation, (pp. 139-154). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • McCrystal, S. (2012). The Relationship between Protected Industrial Action, Recognition and Bargaining in Good Faith under the Fair Work Act 2009. In B Creighton & A Forsyth (eds) (Eds.), Rediscovering Collective Bargaining: Australia's Fair Work Act in International Perspective, (pp. 114-134). New York: Routledge.
  • McCrystal, S. (2009). A New Consensus: The Coalition, the ALP and the Regulation of Industrial Action. In Forsyth, Anthony~Stewart, Andrew~ (Eds.), Fair Work: The New Workplace Laws and the Work Choices Legacy, (pp. 141-163). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Re-imagining the Role of Trade Unions after Work Choices. In J.Riley and P.Sheldon (Eds.), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, (pp. 151-160). North Ryde NSW Australia: CCH Australia Ltd.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Regulating Collective Rights in Bargaining: Employees, Self Employed Persons and Small Businesses. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. O'Donnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 597-616). Sydney: Federation Press.

Journals

  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Australie [Australia]. Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Securité Sociale, 2013 (1), 104-105.
  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Do fly-in/fly-out workers taking industrial action have to forfeit their beds as well as their wages? Australian Journal of Labour Law, 26(3), 352-361.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, T. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S., Novitz, T. (2012). 'Democratic' Pre-conditions for Strike Action: A Comparative Study of Australian and UK Labour Legislation. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 28(2), 115-146.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, T. (2012). Industrial Legislation in 2011. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 277-292. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S. (2011). Fair Work in the International Spotlight: The CEPU Complaint to the ILO's Committee on Freedom of Association. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 24(2), 163-172.
  • McCrystal, S., Smith, B. (2011). Industrial Legislation in 2010. Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), 288-302. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S. (2010). Protected Industrial Action and Voluntary Collective Bargaining Under the Fair Work Act 2009. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(1), 37-52.
  • McCrystal, S. (2009). Is There a ''Public Benefit'' in Improving Working Conditions for Independent Contractors? Collective Bargaining and the Trade Practices Act 1974 (CTH). Federal Law Review, 37(2), 263-293.
  • McCrystal, S. (2009). The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Right to Strike. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 23(1), 3-38.
  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Compulsory secret ballots for protected industrial action. Employment Law Bulletin, 13(9), 104-108.
  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Re-imagining the Role of Trade Unions After WorkChoices. The Economic Labour Relations Review, 18(2), 63-70.
  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Bargaining Under the Workplace Relations Act. Industrial Law News, 1(1).
  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Collective Bargaining and the Trade Practices Act: The Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Act (No 1) 2006 (Cth). Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20(2), 207-216.
  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Collective Bargaining by Independent Contractors: Challenges from Labour Law. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20(1), 1-28.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Pattern Bargaining After Work Choices. Industrial Law News, 4(12).
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Shifting the Balance of Power in Collective Bargaining: Australian Law, Industrial Action and Work Choices. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 16(2), 193-214.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Smothering the Right to Strike: Work Choices and Industrial Action. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 19(2), 198-209.
  • McCrystal, S. (2005). Unfair Dismissal, Reinstatement and Garden Leave: Blackadder v Ramsey Butchering Services Pty Ltd. Federal Law Review, 33(3), 555-568.
  • McCrystal, S., Grossi, R. (2002). Duress and Australian Workplace Agreements: The Schanka Litigation and Other Developments. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 15(2), 184-197.
  • McCrystal, S., Otlowski, M. (2002). Reflections on the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 1999 (Tas) and Obstacles to Industrial Reform in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 15(1), 68-83.
  • McCrystal, S. (2001). Employee protection or flexibility and efficiency?: A critique of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Workplace Agreements Procedures) Bill 2000. Alternative Law Journal, 26(3), 136-142.

Conferences

  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Collective Bargaining Beyond the Boundaries of Employment – A Comparative Analysis. Labour Law Research Network Inaugural Conference (LLRN 2013), Barcelona, Spain: Presentation.
  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Organising Middle Earth? Collective Bargaining and Independent Contractor Workers in New Zealand. Second New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference 2013: "Regulating for Decent Work?", Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.

Report

  • McCrystal, S. (2002). The Law Relating to Industrial Action in the Building and Construction Industry: Attachment 1 - The Right to Strike: International Treaties and Covenants.

Reference Works

  • McCrystal, S. (2011). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.
  • McCrystal, S. (2000). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.

2013

  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Australie [Australia]. Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Securité Sociale, 2013 (1), 104-105.
  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Collective Bargaining Beyond the Boundaries of Employment – A Comparative Analysis. Labour Law Research Network Inaugural Conference (LLRN 2013), Barcelona, Spain: Presentation.
  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Do fly-in/fly-out workers taking industrial action have to forfeit their beds as well as their wages? Australian Journal of Labour Law, 26(3), 352-361.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, T. (2013). Industrial legislation in Australia in 2012. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(3), 321-337. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S. (2013). Organising Middle Earth? Collective Bargaining and Independent Contractor Workers in New Zealand. Second New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference 2013: "Regulating for Decent Work?", Auckland, New Zealand: Presentation.

2012

  • McCrystal, S., Novitz, T. (2012). 'Democratic' Pre-conditions for Strike Action: A Comparative Study of Australian and UK Labour Legislation. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 28(2), 115-146.
  • Johnstone, R., McCrystal, S., Nossar, I., Quinlan, M., Rawling, M., Riley, J. (2012). Beyond Employment: The Legal Regulation of Work Relationships. Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • Fudge, J., McCrystal, S., Sankaran, K. (2012). Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • McCrystal, S., Orchiston, T. (2012). Industrial Legislation in 2011. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 277-292. [More Information]
  • McCrystal, S. (2012). Organising Independent Contractors: The Impact of Competition Law. In J Fudge, S McCrystal & K Sankaran (eds) (Eds.), Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation, (pp. 139-154). Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.
  • McCrystal, S. (2012). The Relationship between Protected Industrial Action, Recognition and Bargaining in Good Faith under the Fair Work Act 2009. In B Creighton & A Forsyth (eds) (Eds.), Rediscovering Collective Bargaining: Australia's Fair Work Act in International Perspective, (pp. 114-134). New York: Routledge.

2011

  • McCrystal, S. (2011). Fair Work in the International Spotlight: The CEPU Complaint to the ILO's Committee on Freedom of Association. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 24(2), 163-172.
  • McCrystal, S. (2011). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.
  • McCrystal, S., Smith, B. (2011). Industrial Legislation in 2010. Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(3), 288-302. [More Information]

2010

  • McCrystal, S. (2010). Protected Industrial Action and Voluntary Collective Bargaining Under the Fair Work Act 2009. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 21(1), 37-52.
  • McCrystal, S. (2010). The Right to Strike in Australia. Sydney: The Federation Press.

2009

  • McCrystal, S. (2009). A New Consensus: The Coalition, the ALP and the Regulation of Industrial Action. In Forsyth, Anthony~Stewart, Andrew~ (Eds.), Fair Work: The New Workplace Laws and the Work Choices Legacy, (pp. 141-163). Sydney: The Federation Press.
  • McCrystal, S. (2009). Is There a ''Public Benefit'' in Improving Working Conditions for Independent Contractors? Collective Bargaining and the Trade Practices Act 1974 (CTH). Federal Law Review, 37(2), 263-293.
  • McCrystal, S. (2009). The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Right to Strike. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 23(1), 3-38.

2008

  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Compulsory secret ballots for protected industrial action. Employment Law Bulletin, 13(9), 104-108.
  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Re-imagining the Role of Trade Unions after Work Choices. In J.Riley and P.Sheldon (Eds.), Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, (pp. 151-160). North Ryde NSW Australia: CCH Australia Ltd.
  • McCrystal, S. (2008). Re-imagining the Role of Trade Unions After WorkChoices. The Economic Labour Relations Review, 18(2), 63-70.

2007

  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Bargaining Under the Workplace Relations Act. Industrial Law News, 1(1).
  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Collective Bargaining and the Trade Practices Act: The Trade Practices Legislation Amendment Act (No 1) 2006 (Cth). Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20(2), 207-216.
  • McCrystal, S. (2007). Collective Bargaining by Independent Contractors: Challenges from Labour Law. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20(1), 1-28.

2006

  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Pattern Bargaining After Work Choices. Industrial Law News, 4(12).
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Regulating Collective Rights in Bargaining: Employees, Self Employed Persons and Small Businesses. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. O'Donnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 597-616). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Shifting the Balance of Power in Collective Bargaining: Australian Law, Industrial Action and Work Choices. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 16(2), 193-214.
  • McCrystal, S. (2006). Smothering the Right to Strike: Work Choices and Industrial Action. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 19(2), 198-209.

2005

  • McCrystal, S. (2005). Unfair Dismissal, Reinstatement and Garden Leave: Blackadder v Ramsey Butchering Services Pty Ltd. Federal Law Review, 33(3), 555-568.

2002

  • McCrystal, S., Grossi, R. (2002). Duress and Australian Workplace Agreements: The Schanka Litigation and Other Developments. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 15(2), 184-197.
  • McCrystal, S., Otlowski, M. (2002). Reflections on the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 1999 (Tas) and Obstacles to Industrial Reform in Tasmania. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 15(1), 68-83.
  • McCrystal, S. (2002). The Law Relating to Industrial Action in the Building and Construction Industry: Attachment 1 - The Right to Strike: International Treaties and Covenants.

2001

  • McCrystal, S. (2001). Employee protection or flexibility and efficiency?: A critique of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Australian Workplace Agreements Procedures) Bill 2000. Alternative Law Journal, 26(3), 136-142.

2000

  • McCrystal, S. (2000). Industrial Law (Tasmania). Halsbury's Laws of Australia. Australia: LexisNexis.

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