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The Evolution of labour Law in Australia: Measuring the Change

Mitchell, R; Gahan, Peter; Stewart, A; Cooney, Sean; Marshall, Shelley


This article presents results from a recent leximetric study as to how the �protective strength� of Australian labour law has changed over the past forty years, in comparison to five other countries. The study is part of an international project that is testing certain theories concerning the effect of a country�s �legal origins� on its regulatory systems. Contrary to what many might expect, our results suggest that Australian labour law has been relatively stable over the period, and that the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Labour Law


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