|Industrial Law - LAWS3027|
This course aims to provide a broad understanding of Australia's regulation of industrial relations, drawing on the historical basis for the regime as well as developments over the past century. It seeks to set contemporary developments up to and including the recent wide ranging amendments to Australia's workplace relations laws in the context of the political and economic imperatives driving the regime. The course will be taught alongside The Law of Employment, which will focus on the contractual relationship between individual employer and employee, while this course will set out the wider regulatory landscape in which such relationship exists.
The course examines how both common law and statute have dealt with the conflict arising between the parties in the workplace as well as the rights and responsibilities arising from the nature of the employment relationship, such as through regulation of industrial action, the role of representative parties and the setting of industry standards of terms and conditions of employment.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
On conclusion of this course students should be able to:
Class presentation - 20%
Final exam - 80%, or 50% if you choose to complete one optional assessment below
Research essay or Learning journal - 30%