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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A two-hour seminar plus a one-hour seminar per week |
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Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal theory or in each case their equivalents.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Joo-Cheong Tham
This subject provides a detailed overview of the legal regulation of work relationships in Australia, in an industrial, social and political context. Historical and theoretical perspectives are used. The subject examines how work relationships are regulated through a contractual paradigm, as well as through statutory regimes designed to ensure the fair and non-discriminatory treatment of workers, and reasonably safe work practices. A major focus of the subject is the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth), which sets minimum employment conditions and regulates awards and workplace agreement-making. We will examine key aspects of the Act, including the significant ‘Work Choices’ amendments enacted in 2005 by the Howard Coalition Government, and the Rudd Labor Government’s recent ‘Forward with Fairness’ reforms.
A number of thematic issues will be developed. These will be chosen for their currency and relevance, and may include the phenomenon of casualisation, and work and family conflict.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
A 5,000 word research essay (100%) due at the end of the semester) OR a final open-book examination three hours (100%). All students are required to complete a work-book containing answers to case studies and problems discussed in class by the final week of semester (hurdle requirement).
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Printed materials will be issued by the Faculty of Law.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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