WorkChoices: hardly a new agenda

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Werth, Shalene. 2008. "WorkChoices: hardly a new agenda." Stanton, Pauline and Young, Suzanne (ed.) 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future. Melbourne, Australia 06 - 08 Feb 2008 Melbourne, Australia.
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WorkChoices: hardly a new agenda

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AuthorWerth, Shalene
EditorsStanton, Pauline and Young, Suzanne
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future
Journal Citation2, pp. 416-423
Number of Pages8
Year2008
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780980476613
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://merlin.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/airaanz/proceedings/melbourne2008/nonref/papers/S.%20Werth.pdf
Conference/Event22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future
Event Details
22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand: Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future
Event Date
06 to end of 08 Feb 2008
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: The influence of WorkChoices legislation has been felt across a broad spectrum of people in society. Women, young people and families are some of the sections of society which have suffered significantly because of this legislation. All this despite the Howard Government assurance that they would not create a system of industrial relations that would cut the wages of Australian workers. What has emerged in the aftermath of the introduction of WorkChoices is that Australia is following the lead of the US and its deregulated industrial relations model. Evidence of this concerning trend has been revealed as stories have begun to emerge in the Australian community, regarding the effects of WorkChoices on women, families and young people. These groups have experienced worsening pay and conditions solely because the of the WorkChoices legislation, thus setting Australian workers up for potential loss of income, lifestyle and an effective employment relationship.

KeywordsWorkChoices, disadvantage, industrial relations, employment relationship,
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350504. Industrial and employee relations
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