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Industrial Law - LAWS3027
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
 
 
School:  Faculty of Law
 
 
Course Outline: See below
 
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: LAWS1001 and LAWS1011 and Corequisite: LAWS2311; Prerequisite: JURD7101 and JURD7111 and Corequisite: JURD7211
 
 
Excluded: JURD7327
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 3 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

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

None

Course Objectives

On conclusion of this course students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of workplace conflict in the formation of Australia's industrial regime
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of industrial laws to apply relevant remedies to a workplace dispute both under the laws as they existed up until this year and under the amendments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the political context within which these laws operate
  • View these laws from a critical perspective
  • Relate what they have studied in this course to their own experiences, and to the world around them
  • Communicate intelligently and articulately on the topic of industrial law
  • Conduct research on industrial law topics

Assessment

Class presentation - 20%
Final exam - 80%, or 50% if you choose to complete one optional assessment below

And optional:
Research essay or Learning journal - 30%

Course Texts

Prescribed
Breen, Creighton and Stewart, Labour Law (4th ed, Federation Press, 2005)

References to (required reading) cases and / or articles will be distributed during the course.

Recommended
Refer to Course Outline provided by lecturer.

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