Yesterday (Monday 27 March) marked the beginning of the new industrial relational environment in Australia called WorkChoices. While there is lots of debate as to how, when and where the new laws will impact time will tell as to how this new environment plays out in reality.
There are lots and lots of stories, article, opinion, and blog posts on the topic. Below is a summary of some and probably a good starting place for anyone wanting to know more.
Workchoice Web site
Workplace Relations Act
Australian Government media release
Yahoo News – Govt promotes unpopular IR reforms
Yahoo News – ACTU poll shows workers fear new IR laws
Labor targets IR laws in Parliament. 27/03/2006. ABC News Online