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The field of employment and industrial relations is undergoing dramatic changes in the developed world; whilst developing economies are also experiencing their own shifts in practice and policy.

The chapters in this collection provide detailed and up-to-date analyses of industrial relations developments in four contrasting economies: Australia, the United Kingdom, China and Vietnam. Readers are invited to make a comparative study of these very different regions and regimes.

Chapters are contributed by leading authorities in employment and industrial relations and make the complex detail of new industrial relations laws easy to understand.

This book is designed for students and scholars of employment and industrial relations, and provides an excellent reference for practitioners and students of labour economics and international and comparative human resource management.

Australian Industrial Relations in 2005 – The WorkChoices Revolution
Australian industrial relations in 2005 – the workchoices revolution
RichardHall, University of Sydney, Australia

This introduction to the 2005 Annual Review edition of the Journal of Industrial Relations overviews the major industrial relations development of the year, the introduction of the WorkChoices reform. Many of the contributions which follow analyse the WorkChoices reforms and their particular implications for specific areas of industrial relations practice and policy in greater detail as well as reviewing other key developments throughout the year. Given the significance of the Australian industrial relations reforms announced in 2005, the remainder of this article is devoted to an analysis and assessment of WorkChoices. This edition also provides summaries and assessments of recent industrial relations developments in ...

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