The State Should Stay Out of the Employment Relationship

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| 1001EHR Employment Relations | Assignment Two: The state should stay out of the employment relationship. Critically discuss | | Peiyao NIU (s2838788) | Tutor’s Name: Gabby DanielsTutorial Time: 20:00-20:50 Monday |

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The employment relationship may be defined as the relationship between employer and employee over the terms and conditions of employment (Loudoun, Mcphail & Wilkinson 2009). In Australia, the industrial relations had become a big issue, so “following the 24 November 2007 Federal election, the Rudd Labor Government began work on its promises to re-shape Australia’s industrial relations system.” (Riley & Sheldon 2008) However, some people think that the state should stay out the employment relationship. This
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