Labour Market Deregulation: Perspectives from New Zealand and Abroad : An Introduction


  • Alan Geare
  • Ian McAndrew



It is now nearly four years since the enactment of New Zealand's Employment Contracts Act 1991. Since then this journal has had two symposia on industrial law. One, in August 1991, considered the implications of the Act and another, two years later, considered the changes proposed by the Labour Opposition. It was decided to have this third symposium for two main reasons. The first was to enable leading writers to reflect back on the changes wrought by the Act, rather than simply predicting consequences. The second reason was to help the Journal's readership put the Act into international perspective by considering significant changes in industrial law overseas. To meet these two objectives the Journal invited two papers from leading New Zealand authors and three from leading Australian and British authors


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