• Why do you think the area of right of entry for union officials is such a contentious matter in industrial relations? How have the Fair Work Act provisions made it harder for union officials to exercise a right of entry and why?
  • What do we mean by ‘protected industrial action’? How does that provided under the Fair Work Act 2009 differ from the Keating and Howard government provisions?
  • Discuss the complex procedures required for the holding of a ballot for protected industrial action. What are the pros and cons of such a complex set of procedures?

 

  • Outline the grounds for suspending or terminating protected industrial action. Why do you think such grounds need to be so broad given the procedures for initiating such action in the first place?