Transition to Forward with Fairness: Labor’s Reform Agenda

1 July 2008

In 2007, the ALP’s election promise to get rid of Work Choices was a key element in its victory over the Howard Government. The hallmarks of the new government’s IR policy were the phasing out of AWAs and strengthening of the award safety net. The legislation which achieved these and other changes was the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008.

This is a practical guide to these significant transitional arrangements, the full implementation of which was not complete until early 2010. This book, published in 2008, has ongoing relevance as a useful guide to a turbulent phase of workplace relations change. Law, IR and HR practitioners and students will continue to find its clear discussion of complex legislation and policy change very helpful when dealing with the law of that period.

"Transition to Forward with Fairness: Labor’s Reform Agenda" (Thomson Lawbook Co., Sydney, 2008) is authored by Corrs Consultants, Anthony Forsyth and Breen Creighton; Corrs Partner, Val Gostencnik; and Tim Sharard.

Click here to purchase a copy online.

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Professor Anthony Forsyth

Consultant. Melbourne
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Breen Creighton

Consultant. Melbourne
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