This second edition is fully updated and revised to incorporate changes brought about by the Fair Work Act 2009. It also includes news stories from 2010 which demonstrate the Fair Work Act in action, and as it has been tested by various organisations, corporations and the government since the Act came into force. Chapters 9 and 10 have been extensively revised. Chapter 9 has been restructured to focus on statutory standards and workplace rights in the areas of minimum employment standards, unfair dismissal, equal employment opportunity and occupational health and safety. Chapter 10 on bargaining structures and processes has also been extensively updated in accordance with the changes brought about by the Fair Work Act 2009.