This unit of study examines the legal framework with respect to labour relations in Australia. In particular it examines the scope of workplace law, the employment relationship, the Federal-State division of legislative power in industrial relations, the industrial arbitration systems, courts, tribunals, agreements and awards as well as discrimination and termination of employment. Current developments in the law and politics of the systems will be referred to throughout the course.
1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr tutorial per week
presentation (20%), essay (30%), final exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
This unit is not available for students enrolled in the Master of Labour Law Relations