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Employment, Labour and Industrial Law in Australia
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1. Settling the contract: essentials of formation and characterisation; 2. The employment contract: implied terms; 3. Introduction to the Fair Work Act; 4. Bargaining, awards and the national employment standards; 5. Trade union law and regulation - unions and industrial action; 6. The end of the employment relationship; 7. Public work; 8. Specialist legislation; 9. Emerging issues and new frontiers.

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Provides a comprehensive, current and accessible resource for the undergraduate and Juris Doctor student studying Employment Law.

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Louise Floyd (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Law, James Cook University Law School and a Barrister to the Supreme Court of Queensland. Louise was awarded the MacCormick Fellowship to the University of Edinburgh Law School, and is International Visiting Fellow at Cornell University, New York. Louise has been awarded numerous teaching prizes. She is former Sub Dean of the University of Queensland Law School and was awarded that institution's Promoting Women Fellowship. Louise's career began when she was Judge's Associate to Honourable M. A. McMurdo, AC. William Steenson is a government lawyer and a lecturer in industrial and labour law at the University of Technology Sydney. He was General Counsel and Director Legal and Policy for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Previously, William worked as a Principal Lawyer for WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, and has also worked as an Industrial Officer and as a part-time member of the Government and Related Employees Appeals Tribunal (GREAT), dealing with employment-related appeals and grievances. William is an accredited mediator and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales. Amanda Coulthard is Associate Professor of Law at Bond University, Queensland, and has a practice at the Brisbane Bar. She has previously worked at a variety of Brisbane law firms. She has published in the Australian Journal of Labour Law and the Journal of Industrial Relations. Daniel Williams is a Partner at Minter Ellison Lawyers, Brisbane. He has a particular interest and expertise in industrial relations strategy and has for many years provided advice and support in these matters for some of the largest employers in Australia in both the private and public sectors. His practice has spanned the entire period of enterprise bargaining in Australia from the early 1990s, and this historical perspective allows him to bring valuable insight to an analysis of this complex topic. Anne C. Pickering is undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, where she is also a tutor. She completed her LL.M. (Research) at the Queensland University of Technology. Anne has practised as a solicitor, and most recently worked for both the Queensland Law Society and the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.

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