Rbitration and industrial relations in Australia

Critically review the major opposing perspectives on arbitration and industrial relations with particular attention to how the past relates to the present.

Historically arbitration has been subject to state attempts to influence it particularly in the 1930s and more recently in the last 15 years, particularly under John Howard with the Workplace Relations Act and with the concept of workplace agreements.

Where do you consider enterprise bargaining lies in this debate? You could consider the position now that Howard has control of the Senate and the new Industrial Relations legislation that has been passed.

How is this going to affect the average wage earner? What is the postion of casual employees?