International influences on Industrial Relations

1) What is the relevance of international treaties, in the form of ILO Conventions, to understanding how Australian labour law is regulated? If relevant, give an example of their impact.

2) “The reason why there has been a significant increase in ILO concerns about Australian labour law in the past 20 years is because the ILO standards are out of step with a modern economy.” Do you agree or disagree? Discuss.

3) What are the strengths and weaknesses in how the ILO does its business?  Assess how these affect its influence upon Australian labour regulation.

4) How important have the Fair Work Act 2009’s departures from the ILO standards been?

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