1 100 words (including in-text references but excluding the reference list) You must conform to the word length. If you exceed the word length, you will lose 10% of the total marks when the submission is 10% above the word length and 10% for each 10% over-length thereafter.
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1. Coherence and clarity (20%)
1. Is the essay well-structured in line with the instructions and questions?
2. Does the essay have an appropriate structure (e.g. with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion)?
3. Do the sections of the essay flow logically?
1. Language and Expression (20%)
1. Is the writing style clear and easy to follow?
2. Is there writing style suitably academic?
3. Does it avoid the use of informal or colloquial language?
4. Is it free from spelling, grammatical and typographical errors?
1. Quality of the argument (20%)
1. Is the argument strong, logical and supported by an appropriate range of academic references (minimum of six)?
2. Is the essay well-researched, and show evidence of an understanding of some
1. Engagement with relevant theories (20%)
1. Does the essay demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of the unitarist, pluralist and/or radical employment relations theories?
2. Does the essay engage appropriately with the employment relations theories to develop a critical analysis and argument that responds to the essay question?
1. Referencing and word count (20%)
1. Is the essay appropriately referenced?
2. Are all the in-text references included in the reference list?
3. Is the reference list properly formatted (APA 7th edition)?
4. Does the essay comply with the 1100 word limit requirement?
SUGGESTED RESOURCES TO START YOU THINKING
Australian employment relations – general sources
●Wright, C.F. & Kaine, S. (2021). Employment relations in Australia. In: Bamber,GJ,, Cooke, F.L,Doellgast, V. & Wright, C.F. (eds), International and Comparative Employment Relations (7th edition). London: Sage, Chapter 5.
●Hancock, and Lansbury, R.D. (2016). Industrial Relations Reform: Looking to the Future, Federation Press: Sydney
●Birch, E. and Preston, A. (2021) ‘The Australian labour market in 2020’. Journal of Industrial Relations, 63(3): 303-320.
●Wilkins, and Wooden, M. (2014) ‘Two decades of change: the Australian labour market, 1993-2013. Australian Economic Review, 47(<4): 417-431.
●Clibborn, S. (2021) ‘Australian industrial relations in 2020: COVID-19, crisis and opportunity. Journal of Industrial Relations, 63(3): 291 -302.
The mistreatment of temporary migrants at work
●Wright, C.F and Clibborn, S (2020) A guest-worker state? The declining power and agency of migrant labour in Australia, Economic and Labour Relations Review 31(1), 34-58.
●Clibborn, S. and Wright, C.F. (2020) COVID-19 and the policy-induced vulnerabilities of temporary migrant workers in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 85: 62-70.
●Underhill, E., and Rimmer, M. (2016). Layered vulnerability: Temporary migrants in Australian horticulture. Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(5), 608-626
●Clibborn, S. and Wright, C.F. (2018). Employer theft of temporary migrant workers’ wages in Australia: Why has the state failed to act? The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 29(2), 207-227
●Boucher, A. (2019) Measuring migrant worker rights violations in practice: The example of temporary skilled visas in Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations,61(2), 277-301.
●Campbell, I., Tranfaglia, M.A., Tham, J.C. and Boese, M., 2019. Precarious work and the reluctance to complain: Italian temporary migrant workers in Australia.Labour & Industry, 29(1), pp.98-117.
●Pen, J. (2018). Justice from Temporary Migrant Workers: Lessons from the 7-Eleven
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