Legal structure – institutions & relationships
1) Explain the elements of continuity and change in the institutional structure under the Fair Work Act 2009.
2)What is Good Faith Bargaining? How does the Fair Work Commission seek to ensure that it occurs?
3) What are the chief powers of the Fair Work Commission? Of these, which do you consider to be the most importance and why?
4) Given the voluntary nature of bargaining, the Fair Work Commission can be said to no longer have control over the industrial relations regime. Do you agree with this statement? If so, why? If not, why not?
5) How would you describe the Fair Work Commission’s general approach to helping to maintain industrial peace across Australia?