The New Province for Law and Order: 100 Years of Australian Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration

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Stuart Macintyre, Joe Isaac
Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2004 - Business & Economics - 431 pages
The Commonwealth of Australia was federated in 1901. Only three short years later the Federal Government established a court system to arbitrate over industrial disputes in a young country that already had a history of half a century of organised labour. This 2004 book is a thematic history of an important Australian institution, the federal conciliation and arbitration system, on the occasion of its centenary. The various chapters written by leading scholars deal with the system's political history, the work of the tribunal, the legal framework, economic and social effects, the effects on indigenous and women workers, the role of employers associations and unions, and the management of industrial conflict. It is a story rich in drama involving strikes, lockouts, imprisonment of union officials, noisy protests in courtrooms and in the streets, momentous High Court judgements, and the rise and fall of governments.
 

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Contents

ELUSIVE MIDDLE GROUND A POLITICAL HISTORY
17
ARBITRATION IN ACTION
55
THE LAW OF CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION
98
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EFFECTS
139
JUSTICE AND EQUITY WOMEN AND INDIGENOUS WORKERS
207
EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS AND COMPULSORY ARBITRATION
241
UNIONS AND ARBITRATION
275
MANAGING INDUSTRIAL CONFLICT
316
MAIN TRIBUNAL CHANGES
355
MEMBERSHIP
356
THE OBJECTS OF THE ACT
367
NOTES
373
REFERENCES
386
INDEX
412
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Page vii - Conciliation and arbitration for the prevention and settlement of industrial disputes extending beyond the limits of any one State.
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Stuart Forbes Macintyre was born on April 21, 1947 in Melbourne, Australia. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Melbourne, his Master of Arts from Monash University and his PhD for the University of Cambridge. He is a historian and a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. His awards include Premier of Victoria's Literary Award for Australian Studies (1986), Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (1987), Redmond Barry Award (1997), The Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award (1998)for his book The Reds, Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (1999), Premier of New South Wales' Australian History Prize (2004)for the History Wars (co-written with Anna Clark), Officer of the Order of Australia (2011), and the Ernest Scott Prize (2016) for his book Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s, and the Premier New South Wales' Australian History Prize (2016) for Australia's Boldest Experiment.

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