The establishment of the Fair Work Act 2009 could be viewed as a political move. Establishment of the Act came into play when there were several negative reviews about the Work Choices Legislation, which had been introduced by Howard’s government. Rudd government, which had taken office in 2007, was eager to appease the public, and this prompted it to work towards the establishment of a legislation that would enhance the establishment of positive Industrial Relations (Smith et al., 2012). This came at a period when people feared that the country would revert to the federal and state system. The government had to come out and establish a legislation that on the face of it would seem to bring unification and simplification of industrial systems for the sake of the public.
Rudd’s government had used Industrial Relations as a central policy during the 2007 election campaigns. This is a policy that would go well with any political campaign since it promises the public of the favorable workplace rights that they would derive as a result. When people are informed that there wi
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