The Struggle for Australian Industrial Relations
OUP Australia and New Zealand
This study describes and analyzes events in Australian industrial relations in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During this period, Australia moved from a centralized to an increasingly decentralized system of industrial relations regulation. Three major issues have been associated with this transformation: a diminution in the hitherto prominent role played by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; the development and adoption of different models of enterprise bargaining; and a massive campaign of amalgamations which has rationalized the structure of Australian unions.