IR Bill: links update #1
Begining today, resource and links updates on the new IR legislation. This first collection comes from the Parliament of Australia Parliamentary Library. Check out their Employment Law page for an extensive selection of resources on the history of Employment Law. See also Andrews v Beazley: first strikes in Parliamentary IR debate for the second reading speeches of both the Minister and the leader of the Oppostition.
Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005
This guide contains links to documents and Internet resources on the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005.
This Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives on 2 November 2005.
House of Representatives
Debates (Hansard)statement by the Prime Minister, 26 May 2005
Introduction and Second Reading, 2 November 2005, pp. 1–19
Votes and Proceedings
Senate Committee inquiries
Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee
N.B. For a full list of key documents, see theParliamentary Library chronology
Journal articles on the constitutionality of a national employment law
In date order; some of these articles are available to Parliament House users only.
- A. Gray, ‘Precedent and Policy: Australian Industrial Relations Reform in the 21st Century Using the Corporations Power’,Deakin Law Review, vol. 10, no. 2, 2005, pp. 440–59
- R. McCallum, ‘The Australian Constitution and the Shaping of Our Federal and State Labour Laws’,Deakin Law Review, vol. 10, no. 2, 2005, pp. 460–9
- G. Williams, ‘The Constitution and a National Industrial Relations Regime’, Deakin Law Review, vol. 10, no. 2, 2005, pp. 498–510
- A. Stewart, ‘Workplace relations: the revolution begins here’,New Matilda, 1 June 2005
- L. Johns, ‘National IR system is logical’,HR Monthly, April 2005, pp. 36–7
- D. McCann, ‘First head revisited: a single industrial relations system under the trade and commerce power’, Sydney Law Review, 26(1), March 2004, pp. 75–106
- G. Williams, ‘The first step to a national industrial relations regime? Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment) Bill 2002’,Australian Journal of Labour Law, 2003, 16(1), May 2003, pp. 94–8
- G. Williams,Submission to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations & Education Committee Inquiry into the Provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Termination of Employment Bill) 2002, 6 February 2003
- N. Williams and A. Gotting, ‘The interrelationship between the industrial power and other heads of power in Australian industrial law’,Australian Bar Review, 20(3), February 2001, pp. 264–82
- S. Eichenbaum, ‘What chance a single industrial relations system in Australia?’, Law Institute Journal, 76(6) July 2002, pp. 66–9
- P. Lane, ‘Commonwealth control of corporate industrial relations’,Australian Law Journal, vol. 75(11), November 2001, pp. 670–2
- A. Stewart, ‘Federal labour law and new uses for the corporations power’,Australian Journal of Labour Law,14(2) September 2001, pp. 145–68
- W. J. Ford, ‘Using the corporations power to regulate industrial relations’,Employment Law Bulletin, 6(9) January 2001, pp. 70–7
- W. J. Ford, ‘Reconstructing Australian labour law: a constitutional perspective’,Australian Journal of Labour Law, 10(1), March 1997, pp. 1–30
- W. J. Ford, ‘The Constitution and the reform of Australian industrial relations’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 7(2) August 1994, pp. 105–31
- S. E. K. Hulme, ‘A constitutional basis for the federal coalition’s industrial relations policy—and related matters’,Economic and Labour Relations Review, 4(1), June 1993, pp. 62–76
- A. Stewart, ‘Federal regulation and the use of powers other than the industrial power’ in ACIRRT Monograph No. 9,A New Province for Legalism: Legal Issues and the Deregulation of Industrial Relations, Proceedings of a Conference, 30 April 1993
- G. Lindell, ‘The corporations and races powers’,Federal Law Review, 14(3), March 1984, pp. 219–52
- D. Rose, ‘Comment on the corporations power and the races power’,Federal Law Review, 14(3), March 1984, pp. 253-7
- J. O’Donovan, ‘Can the contract of employment be regulated through the corporations power?’, Australian Law Journal, 51(5), May 1977, pp. 234–46
For more general information, see the Parliamentary Library’s Employment Law page.