Major court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2019

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This annual survey of significant court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2019 covers employer efforts to restrain employee communication outside the workplace through codes of conduct and the use of biometric technology in the workplace. It also considers the rise of class actions in employment law and the strategic use by large employers of consumer and intellectual property laws against trade unions in the context of industrial disputes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-460
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Industrial Relations
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Academic freedom
  • biometric data
  • class actions
  • codes of conduct
  • intellectual property

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