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The Changing Role of the State: Regulating Work Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand 1788-2007


Gordon J. Anderson


Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Michael G. Quinlan


University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Organisation and Management

2008

Labour History, No. 95, November 2008
Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2011

Abstract:     
The state has played a conspicuous role in the history of labour in Australia and New Zealand both as a focus for struggles and where the labour movement achieved a degree of influence that garnered the interest of progressives in other countries. The state is a complex institution and its relationship to labour has been equally complex especially when the differential impacts on different groups such as women are considered. The principal aim of this paper is to trace state regulation of work arrangements (not only those pertaining to industrial relations) in both countries over the period of European presence. Although there are significant similarities, a number of differences are identified and we also try to indicate how recent research and debate on the historiography of the state can provide new insights.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: labour law, history, Australia, New Zealand

JEL Classification: K31, N30

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Date posted: April 23, 2009 ; Last revised: September 1, 2011

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Anderson, Gordon J. and Quinlan, Michael G., The Changing Role of the State: Regulating Work Arrangements in Australia and New Zealand 1788-2007 (2008). Labour History, No. 95, November 2008; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 18/2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1393612

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Gordon John Anderson (Contact Author)
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )
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15 Lambton Quay, PO Box 600
Wellington
New Zealand
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Michael G. Quinlan
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - School of Organisation and Management ( email )
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
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