Biographical entry

Mitchell, Richard

Professor

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Summary

Richard Mitchell has been engaged in labour law teaching and research for more than 30 years. Educated in labour law and industrial relations at the University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics and Political Science, he is the vice president of the Australian Labour Law Association.

Prior to 2004, Richard Mitchell was Joint Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law for 15 years, and Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law for 10 years. In these capacities he is a member of, or associated with, the International Industrial Relations Association, the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, and a consortium of leading international labour law journals. Professor Mitchell has acted as an advisor to Federal and State governments, and many trade union organisations.

His principal areas of research expertise are in labour market regulation, human resources and employment relationships and comparative labour law systems (particularly in the Asia/Pacific region), and he has published extensively across these areas, and in labour law generally.

Chronology

1/07/1975 - 27/10/2014
Melbourne Law School Employment

Additional Notes

CELRL

Publications

Books

  • Mitchell, R; Robertson, I; Shorten, A, Law and Policy in Vocational Education and Training: A Contemporary Survey, first edn, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide, 1999, iii-vi & 271 pp pp. Details

Chapters

  • Arup, C; Howe, J; Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A; Tham, J C, Employment Protection and Employment Promotion: The Contested Terrain of Australian Labour Law, Job Creation and Labour Law: From Protection Towards Pro-action, 1 edn, Biagi, M, vol. 6 of 18, Kluwer Law International, Dordrecht, 2000, 99-120 pp. Details
  • Cooney, S; Lindsey, T; Mitchell, R; Zhu, Y, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asian States: Problems and Issues For Comparative Inquiry, Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia, 1 edn, Cooney ST,Lindsey TC,Mitchell RJ,Zhu Y, 9 vols, Routledge, New York, United Kingdom, 2002, 44561 pp. Details
  • Cooney, S; Lindsey, T; Mitchell, R; Zhu, Y, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asian States: Problems and Issues For Comparative Inquiry., Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia., 1 edn, 9 vols, Routledge, New York, 2002, 46023 pp. Details
  • Cooney, S; Lindsey, T; Mitchell, R; Zhu, Y, What is Labour Law Doing in East Asia?, Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia., 1 edn, 9 vols, Routledge, New York, 2002, 246-274 pp. Details
  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R, What is Labour Law Doing in East Asia?, Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia, 1 edn, Cooney ST,Lindsey TC,Mitchell RJ,Zhu Y, 9 vols, Routledge, New York, United Kingdom, 2002, 246-274 pp. Details
  • Howe, J; Johnstone, R; Mitchell, R, Constituting and Regulating the Labour Market for Social and Economic Purposes, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, 1 edn, A. O'Donnell, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, C. Arup, P. Gahan, R. Mitchell, 37 vols, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006, 307-321 pp. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Arup, C, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, 1 edn, A. O'Donnell, C. Arup, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, P. Gahan, R. Mitchell, 37 vols, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006, 43160 pp. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Deery, S, The Emergence of Individualisation and Union Exclusion as an Employment Relations Strategy, Employment Relations: Individualisation and Unon Exclusion, first edn, 12 vols, Federation Press, Sydney, 1999, 42370 pp. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R, Participation, Exchange, and Rights and Obligations in Labour Markets and Work Relationships, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, 1 edn, A. O'Donnell, C. Arup, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, P. Gahan, R. Mitchell, 37 vols, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006, 505-519 pp. Details
  • Parker, C; Johnstone, R; Scott, C; Mitchell, R; Lacey, N; Braithwaite, J, Regulating work, Regulating law, 1 edn, 14 vols, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004, 101-121 pp. Details

Conference Publications

  • Buttigieg, D; Creighton, K; Fetter, J; Gahan, P; Josev, T; Mitchell, R, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Australian Labour Law Association, Australian Labour Law Association, Sydney, Australia, 24-25 September 2004. Details
  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R, Labour Relations and the Law in Three Asian NICS: some problems and issues for Comparative Labour Law Inquiry, 12th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association , ?, The International Industrial Relations Association, Tokyo, ?, 153-167 pp. Details
  • Lenne, J; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, R, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Australian Labour Law Association, Australian Labour Law Association, Sydney, Australia, 24-25 September 2004. Details
  • Marshall, S; Mitchell, R; Lee, J, Enterprise bargaining, managerial prerogative and the protection of workers' rights: An argument on the role of law and regulatory strategy in Australia under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth), International Society of Labour and Social Security Law 8th Asian Regional Congress, Association of Industrial Relations, R.O.C., Taipei, Taipei, TAIWAN, 31-OCT-2005 to 03-NOV-2005, 201-224 pp. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Robertson, I; Shorten, A, Schooling in the Workplace: legal regualtion of vocational placements in Australia', ANZELA Annual Conference: Legal Rights and Duties of Students, Schools and Institutions: International Perspectives, vol. 1, Australia & New Zealand Education Law Association, Auckland, NZ, 1999, 77-86 pp. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace, Australian Labour Law Association, Australian Labour Law Association, Sydney, Australia, 24-25 September 2004. Details

Edited Books

  • Arup, C; Gahan, P; Howe, J; Johnstone, R; Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A (ed.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, 1 edn, Federation Press, Sydney, 2006. Details
  • Cooney, S; Lindsey, T; Mitchell, R; Zhu, Y (ed.), Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia., 1 edn, Routledge, New York, 2002. Details
  • Cooney, S; Lindsey, T; Mitchell, R; Zhu, Y (ed.), Law and Labour Market Regulation in East Asia, 1 edn, Routledge, New York, United Kingdom, 2002. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Deery, S (ed.), Employment Relations: Individualisation and Union Exclusion, first edn, Federation Press, Sydney, 1999, v-xvii & 254pp pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, K; Ramsay, I; Marshall, S; Mitchell, R, 'Union Shareholder Activism in the Context of Declining Labour Law Protection: four Australian case studies', Corporate Governance, vol. 15, no. 1, 2007, pp. 45-56. Details
  • Barnes, A; Josev, T; Lenne, J; Marshall, S; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I; Rider, C, 'Employee share ownership plans: Evaluating the role of tax and other factors using two case studies', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 35, no. 2, 2007, pp. 73-92. Details
  • Fetter, J; Mitchell, R, 'The legal complexity of workplace regulation and its impact upon functional flexibility in Australian workplaces', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 17, no. 3, Butterworths, 2004, pp. 276-305. Details
  • Howe, J; Mitchell, R; Murray, J; O'Donnell, A; Patmore, G, 'The Coalition's proposed industrial relations changes: An interim assessment', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol. 31, no. 3, National Institute of Labour Studies, 2005, pp. 189-209. Details
  • Jones, M; Marshall, S; Mitchell, R, 'Corporate Social Responsibility and the Management of Labour in Two Australian Mining Industry Companies', Corporate Governance, vol. 15, no. 1, 2007, pp. 57-67. Details
  • Lenne, J; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I, 'Employee Share Ownership Schemes in Australia: A Survey of Key Issues and Themes', International Journal of Employment Studies, vol. 14, 2006, p. 12420. Details
  • Marshall, S; Mitchell, R, 'Enterprise Bargaining, Managerial Prerogative and the Protection of the Workers' Rights: An Argument on the Role of Law and Regulatory Strategy in Australia under the Work Place Relations Act 1996 (Cth)', International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, vol. 22, no. 3, 2006, pp. 299-327. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Juridification and Labour Law: A Legal Response to the Flexibility Debate in Australia', International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, vol. 14, Kluwer Law Internaional, Netherlands, 1998, pp. 113-135. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'The Waterfront Dispute and Industrial Relations', Political and Economic Newsletter, vol. -, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, Melbourne, 1998, p. 42128. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Book Review of D Nolan (ed) 'The Australasian Labour Law Reforms: Australia and New Zealand at the End of the Twentieth Century'.', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 12, Butterworths, Sydney, 1999, pp. 69-72. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Book Review: 'Labour Law', by K Wheelwright', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 13, Butterworths, Sydney, 2000, pp. 110-111. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Union security and the 'hiring hall': a note on the sanctioning of union labour supply arrangments in Australian labour law', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 16, no. 3, Butterworths, 2003, pp. 343-358. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Union security and the 'hiring hall': a note on the sanctioning of union labour supply arrangments in Australian labour law', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 16, no. 3, Butterworths, Australia, 2003, pp. 343-358. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Australian workplace agreements and high performance workplaces: a reply', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 4, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, 2003, p. 528. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Australian workplace agreements and high performance workplaces: a reply', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 4, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, Australia, 2003, p. 528. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Thinking about labour law: The evolution of ideas', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 17, no. 2, Butterworths, 2004, pp. 213-219. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'Looking back on a century of compulsory arbitration', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 18, no. 2, Butterworths, 2005, p. 193.195. Details
  • Mitchell, R, 'The future of labour law: Liber Amicorum Sir Bob Jepple QC', Industrial Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 190-192. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Campbell, R; Barnes, A; Bicknell, E; Creighton, K; Fetter, J; Korman, S, 'What's going on with the 'no disadvantage test'? An analysis of outcomes and processes under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cwlth)', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 47, no. 4, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, 2005, pp. 393-423. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, 'Human resource management and individualisation in Australian labour law', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 3, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, Australia, 2003, pp. 292-325. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, 'Human resource management and individualisation in Australian labour law', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 45, no. 3, Industrial Relations Society of Australia, 2003, pp. 292-325. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Forsyth, A, 'Trends in Labour Law Studies in Australia', Monthly Journal of the Japan Institute of Labour, vol. 4, Japan Institute of Labour, Tokyo, Japan, 1999, pp. 120-131. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Howe, J, 'The Evolution of the Contract of Employment in Australia: a Discussion', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 12, Butterworths, Sydney, 1999, pp. 113-130. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Murray, J, 'Legal Regulation of the Employment Relation.', Industrial Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 199-205. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Murray, J, 'Legal Regulation of the Employment Relation', Industrial Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002, pp. 199-205. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Murray, J, 'Legal Regulation of the Employment Relation', Industrial Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2002, pp. 199-205. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Murray, J; O'Donnell, A, 'Labour law and a new social settlement', Growth, vol. 49, no. 37226, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Melbourne, 2001, pp. 66-74. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Murray, J; O'Donnell, A, 'Labour law and a new social settlement', CEDA Growth Series, vol. 49, Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Melbourne, 2001, pp. 66-74. Details
  • Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A, 'Immigrant labour in Australia: the regulatory framework', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 14, no. 3, Butterworths, 2001, pp. 269-305. Details
  • Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A; Ramsay, I, 'Shareholder value and employee interests: Intersections between corporate governance, corporate law and labour law', Wisconsin International Law Journal, vol. 23, no. 3, Law School, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005, pp. 417-476. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R, 'Immigrant Labour in Australia: The Regulatory Framework', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 14, no. 3, Butterworths, Australia, 2001, pp. 269-305. Also available at http://mlslegalscholarshipdatabase.law.unimelb.edu.au/www.law.unimelb.edu.law/celrl/. Details

Report/Working Papers

  • Arup, C; Howe, J; Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A; Tham, J C, Employment Protection and Employment Promotion: The Contested Terrain of Australian Labour Law, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law Working Paper Series, vol. No. 19, Melbourne, 2000, 22 pp. Details
  • Barnes, A; Josev, J; Lenne, J; Marshall, S; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I; Rider, C, Employee Share Ownership Schemes: Two Case Studies, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2006. Details
  • Brown, M; Landau, I; Mitchell, R; O'Connell, A; Ramsay, I, Why do employees participate in employee share plans? A conceptual framework, vol. 39479, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2008. Details
  • Jones, M; Marshall, S; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I, Company directors' views regarding stakeholders, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2007. Details
  • Landau, I; Mitchell, R; O'Connell, A; Ramsay, I, An overview of existing data on employee share ownership in Australia, vol. 39142, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2007. Details
  • Landau, I; Mitchell, R; O'Connell, A; Ramsay, I, Employee share ownership: A review of the literature, vol. 39142, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2007. Details
  • Lenne, J; Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I, Employee share ownership schemes in Australia: A survey of key issues and themes, vol. 38473, Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Faculty of Law, Melbourne, 2005. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Campbell, R; Barnes, A; Bicknell, E; Creighton, W; Fetter, J; Korman, S, Protecting the workers interest in enterprise bargaining. The 'No Disadvantage Test' in the Australian federal industrial jurisdiction: Final report, Workplace Innovation Unit, Industrial Relations Victoria, East Melbourne, 2004. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, Human Resource Management and the Individualisation of Australian Industrial Relations, vol. 25, Melbourne, 2002. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, Human Resource Management and the Individualisation of Australian Industrial Relations, vol. 25, The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, Melbourne, Australia, 2002. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, Human Resource Management and the Individualisation of Australian Industrial Relations., vol. 25, The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, Melbourne, 2002. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, The individualisation of employment relationships and adoption of high performance work practices: final report, Workplace Innovation Unit, Industrial Relations Victoria, East Melbourne, 2003. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Fetter, J, The individualisation of employment relationships and adoption of high performance work practices: final report, Workplace Innovation Unit, Industrial Relations Victoria, East Melbourne, Australia, 2003. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R, Immigration Law and Policy, and Its Contribution to Labour Market Regulation: A Historical Survey to 1979, Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law Working Papers Series, vol. 16, Melbourne, 2000, 43 pp. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R, Immigrant Labour in Australia: The Regulatory Framework, vol. 20, Melbourne, 2000. Details

Research in Progress

  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R, Law and Labour Market Regulation in Asia, Labour Law, Comparative Law edn, 2001. Details
  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R, Labour Relations and the Law in Three East Asian NICS: Some Problems and Issues for Comparative Labour Law Inquiry, Labour Law, Comparative Law edn, 2001. Details
  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R; Murray, J, Rethinking International Labour Standards: Prospects for Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Labour Law edn, 2001. Details
  • Cooney, S; Mitchell, R; Ying, Z, Law and Labour-Market Regulation in Asia, Law and Labour-Market Regulation in Asia edn, 2000. Details
  • Cooney, S; Murray, J; Mitchell, R, Rethinking International Labour Standards: Prospects for Australia and the Asia-Pacific, Rethinking International Labour Standards: Prospec edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Individualistion of Employment Contracts, Individualistion of Employment Contracts edn, 1999. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Aspects of Law and Vocational Education and Training, Aspects of Law and Vocational Education and Traini edn, 1999. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Comparative Labour Law Theory, Comparative Labour Law Theory edn, 1999. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Labour Law in the Asian Region, Labour Law in the Asian Region edn, 1999. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Immigration Law and Labour Market Regulation, Immigration Law and Labour Market Regulation edn, 1999. Details
  • Mitchell, R, International Regulation and Self-Regulation in Labour Law, International Regulation and Self-Regulation in La edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Individualisation of Employment Contracts, Individualisation of Employment Contracts edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Comparing Labour Law Theory, Comparing Labour Law Theory edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Law and Labour Market Regulation in Asia, Law and Labour Market Regulation in Asia edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Law and the Regulation of Labour Markets, Law and the Regulation of Labour Markets edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Worker Participation in Enterprise Management, Worker Participation in Enterprise Management edn, 2000. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Corporate Governance and Labour Law, Labour Law edn, 2004. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Enterprise Bargaining, Labour Law edn, 2004. Details
  • Mitchell, R, Labour Market Regulation, Labour Law edn, 2004. Details
  • Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A; Howe, J; Fenwick, C; Cooney, S; Chapman, A, Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation, How law and other forms of regulation construct, c edn, 2005. Details
  • Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I; Jones, M; Marshall, S; Anderson, K; Lenne, J; O'Donnell, A, Corporate Governance and Workplace Partnerships, Interaction of employment systems, corporate gover edn, 2005. Details
  • O'Donnell, A; Mitchell, R, Redefining Labour Law, Redefining Labour Law edn, 2000. Details
  • Tham, J; Mitchell, R; O'Donnell, A; Howe, J, The Australian Experience with respect to the Role of Labour Law in Job Creation, The Australian Experience with respect to the Role edn, 1999. Details

Substantial Grant Receiveds

  • Brown, M; Cregan, C; Mitchell, R; Forsyth, A; Patmore, G, Employee willingness to participate in organisational decision making, Faculty of Law Research Grant. Details
  • Mitchell, R, The Legal Regulation of Channels of Worker Recruitment, Placement and Supply, The Legal Regulation of Channels of Worker Recruit. Details
  • Mitchell, R, The Individualisation of Employment Relationships and Adoption of High Performance Work Practices, Funded Research. Details
  • Mitchell, R, The Individualisation of Employment Relationships and Adoption of High Performance Work Practices, The Individualisation of Employment Relationships . Details
  • Mitchell, R; Ramsay, I, Partnerships at Work: The Interaction Between Employment Systems Corporate Governance and Ownership Structure, Discovery Project. Details