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dc.contributor.authorHarpur, Paul
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBales, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:06:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:06:58Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-21T02:59:11Z
dc.identifier.issn07437951
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/51748
dc.description.abstractUntil recently, Australian disability discrimination law was similar to that of the United States and much of the rest of the world: it defined disability relatively narrowly, its penalties for noncompliance were relatively paltry, and its enforcement depended on lawsuits brought by aggrieved private citizens. In 2009, however, Australia adopted the Fair Work Act (FW Act). The FW Act defined disability much more broadly, increased substantially the penalties for noncompliance, and created a state institution to enforce disability rights. This article analyses the FW Act, compares it to the workplace disability law in the United States, and argues that the FW Act is a transformational development in the struggle to achieve workplace equality and an approach that should attract significant international interest.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison, Law School
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://hosted.law.wisc.edu/wordpress/wilj/volume-30-issue-1/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom190
dc.relation.ispartofpageto228
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWisconsin International Law Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLabour Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180118
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleAustralia's Fair Work Act and the Transformation of Workplace Disability Discrimination Law
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFrench, Ben J.


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