What does the WorkChoices Bill mean for women?

Angie Knox, Ed Davis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


During the past 12 months we have seen the beginning of a watershed in Australian workplace relations with the introduction of the Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Bill 2005. While the exact content and meaning of these legislative changes is unlikely to become clear for some time yet, the initial shape of change is being examined and debated by governments, industry groups, academics, unions and workers and non-workers alike. This chapter will examine many of the issues that are being raised, with particular attention to the changes confronting women and their implications. These include the possibility of declining pay and erosion of working conditions, increased earning inequalities, greater job insecurity and difficulties associated with managing work-life balance and childcare arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking the link 17
Subtitle of host publicationaffirmative action and employment relations
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherAffirmative Action Agency & Labour-Management Studies Foundation
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781741381856
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • women, Australia
  • affirmative action
  • employment, Australia


Dive into the research topics of 'What does the WorkChoices Bill mean for women?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this