1) Do the National Employment Standards (NES) represent greater continuity or change from the Howard government’s AFPCS? Illustrate your answer with examples.
2) How are casuals treated by the NES? How might their treatment be improved?
3) Do the strengths of the NES outweigh its weaknesses? Discuss by considering examples of particular standards.
4) Discuss the purpose and coverage of the ‘modern award’. What are the important issues that should be part of such a discussion?