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Industrial relations reforms: the proposed national system

1 Nov 2005
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The Australian Constitution left the states with the primary responsibility for regulating industrial relations but gave the federal parliament a limited power to make laws with respect to 'conciliation and arbitration for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes extending beyond the limits of any one state'. Lenny Roth surveys the development of this dual system, and the debates leading to the current federal government proposals for centralisation.

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2005
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