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Author Hancock, Keith, 1935- author.

Title Australian wage policy : infancy and adolescence / by Keith Hancock.

Publication Info. Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 731 pages) : illustrations, portraits
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-722) and index.
Contents Inception and setting -- The Higgins era 1907-1921 -- The setting -- The basic wage 1907-1921 -- Broadening the scope of wage policy -- Caution and restraint 1921-1929 -- The setting -- The Powers era -- The new regime -- Wage policy in Depression and recovery 1929-1939 -- The setting -- Wage policy and the onset of Depression -- The depths of the Depression -- The basic wage in the recovery -- Other aspects of wage policy 1935-1939 -- The economic critique -- The economics of wage regulation.
Summary The advent of industrial regulation by tribunal came close to the turn of the century. Wages boards began in Victoria in 1896 and courts of arbitration in 1900. The first day of the new century was also the first day of the Commonwealth of Australia, endowed with a Parliament that was empowered to institute its chosen models of conciliation and arbitration for the prevention and settlement of interstate industrial disputes. This book is a study of the operation of conciliation and arbitration, especially by the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, from the inception of the system until World War II. It is not, however, a general history of conciliation and arbitration. It does not, for example, deal with the successes and failures of the tribunals in preventing strikes and lockouts; or with the manifold legal issues to which the system gave rise, unless they affected significantly the tribunals' exercise of their power to fix wages and conditions. Rather, it is about fixing the terms of employment; and it attempts to set the tribunals' performance in an economic context. It is about `wage policy', if the term is interpreted broadly enough to include both prescribed wages and other factors that affect the cost of labour, including working hours and leave.
Language English.
Subject Australia. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration.
Australia. Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration. (OCoLC)fst00583490
Wages -- Australia.
Wages -- Australia -- History.
Industrial relations -- Australia.
Arbitration, Industrial -- Australia -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Economic history.
Economics, finance, business and management.
Arbitration, Industrial. (OCoLC)fst00812788
Industrial relations. (OCoLC)fst00971609
Wages. (OCoLC)fst01169492
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Law - Africa, Asia, Pacific & Antarctica.
Law - Non-U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author University of Adelaide Press.
Other Form: Print version: (SUA)V2114336
ISBN 9781922064462 (electronic bk.)
1922064467 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051706125
AU@ 000052939144
GBVCP 1008658960
GBVCP 827333641

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