The MUA Cases

(1999) 25(2) Monash University Law Review 181-202

22 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2018

Date Written: 1999


For weeks in April and May last year, newspaper headlines screamed 'war on the wharves'. Photographs of security guards with guard dogs were juxtaposed with pickets set up by angry wharfies and their crowd of supporters. No mere industrial dispute, this war had an overt political complexion. The Liberal/National Coalition Federal Government was deeply involved mostly on the side of capital while the Australian Labor Party sided with organised labour.

Suggested Citation

Tham, Joo-Cheong, The MUA Cases (1999). (1999) 25(2) Monash University Law Review 181-202. Available at SSRN:

Joo-Cheong Tham (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053

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