A presentation of the latest labour law and labour market changes in Australia. It reflects the dramatically different industrial, social, political and legislative contexts in which the law now operates and the intellectual revolution this is generating. The findings are gathered together in four parts:
- the varying purposes of regulation;
- the different institutions and technologies of regulation;
- the active role regulation plays in constituting labour markets; and,
- the regulation of the processes by which employment rights and obligations are determined.
Individual chapters contain studies of regulation within prescriptive government schemes, contract networks, specialist labour markets, the intersection between work and family, enterprise policies and practices, and the courts and tribunals.