Workplace Reform in the Healthcare Industry

The Australian Experience

  • Pauline Stanton
  • Eileen Willis
  • Suzanne Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. introduction

    1. Pauline Stanton, Eileen Willis, Suzanne Young
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Australian Healthcare Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Eileen Willis, Suzanne Young, Pauline Stanton
      Pages 13-29
    3. Stephen Duckett
      Pages 30-59
  4. Case Studies in Healthcare Reform and Workplace Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Mark Bray, Pauline Stanton, Nadine White, Eileen Willis
      Pages 63-90
    3. Suzanne Young
      Pages 91-111
    4. Sue Stack
      Pages 170-186
    5. Keith Townsend, Cameron Allan
      Pages 187-206
  5. Future Challenges in Healthcare Reform and Workplace Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Sandra G. Leggat, Judith Dwyer
      Pages 209-231
    3. Tim Bartram, Pauline Stanton, Raymond Harbridge
      Pages 232-252
    4. Rick ledema, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Christine Jorm, Peter Nugus, Anna Whelan
      Pages 253-278
    5. Suzanne Young, Eileen Willis, Pauline Stanton
      Pages 298-306
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-314

About this book


This book focuses on the relationship between health sector and industrial relations reforms and the impact these have had on employment relations in Australia since 1990. The book adds to the international literature on New Public Management with a distinctively Australian focus and synthesizes the impact of health sector and industrial relations reforms on health care management and work practices. It illustrates that New Public Management practices have been implemented creatively at both macro and micro levels. The book provides context to the changing work practices in the health care sector.


bargaining care employment health care health care management health care sector healthcare hospital industrial relations innovation management outsourcing reforms science and technology structural change

Editors and affiliations

  • Pauline Stanton
    • 1
  • Eileen Willis
    • 2
  • Suzanne Young
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementLa Trobe UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.School of MedicineFlinders UniversitySouth Australia
  3. 3.Graduate School of ManagementLa Trobe UniversityVictoriaAustralia

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