Never has a form of legislation created such contentious and wide-reaching emotional debate in Australia. It has divided the community and has resulted in extensive media activity. To the forefront are Australian academics who have often been the resource of expert comment and their reports have been prolific. In this book, academics have taken to opportunity to write their own perception of the impact of Work Choices in the workplace.
Contents: The Evolution of Work Choice Legislation in Australia / Keith Abbott, Alaia Devey, Bruce Hearn Mackinnon, Leanne Morris, Kerrie Saville and Dianne Waddell -- How Wide is the Impact of Work Choices? / David Peetz -- Choices Within Work Choices / Beverley Lloyd Walker -- Few Choices Under Work Choices / Keith Abbott -- Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility & the Individualisation of Industrial Relations / Suzanne Young and Vijaya Thyil -- The Impact of Work Choices on HR Managers: Practitioners Perspectives / Alaia Devey and Dianne Waddell -- Alleviating the Emotional Impost on Employees when Negotiating an AWA / Kim Southey -- Geoffʼs Christmas and Employment Relations Decision-Making / Chris Provis -- The Framing of the Work Choices Debate: a Commentary / Dianne Waddell.