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Title Waltzing Matilda and the Sunshine Harvester Factory : the early history of the Arbitration Court, the Australian minimum wage, working hours and paid leave / Fair Work Australia ; [editor: R S Hamilton]
Published Melbourne : Fair Work Australia, [2011]
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 W'BOOL  344.9401 Ham/Wma  AVAILABLE
Description 233 pages : illustrations, portrait, facsimile ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Waltzing Matilda and the great strikes: the origins of the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration -- Establishing an Australian minimum wage -- The campaigns for equal pay for women and Aboriginal stockmen and minimum wages for adolescents -- Leave and other entitlements -- Tables -- Biographies -- Further reading -- Notes -- Illustration acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Index
Summary 'This book is about the establishment and development of Australia's unique industrial relations system. It starts with the story of the Arbitration Court - the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration - why it was establised, what it did and the influence it had on Australia's social, economic and political history.' -- Foreword
Notes 'This book was written and prepared by the Honorable Reg Hamilton, Deputy President of Fair Work Australia'-- p. [vi]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-200) and index
Subject Australia. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration.
Labor courts -- Australia -- History.
Labor laws and legislation -- Australia -- History.
Arbitration, Industrial -- Australia -- History.
Minimum wage -- Law and legislation -- Australia -- History.
Hours of labor -- Law and legislation -- Australia -- History.
Vacations, Employee -- Law and legislation -- Australia -- History.
Author Hamilton, R. S.
Fair Work Australia.
LC no. 2011411584
ISBN 9780646548814 (paperback)