Employment Relations: theory and practice is an ambitious book that provides a balanced view of employment relations in Australia. The authors, Bray, Waring and Cooper, are scholars in the field of Industrial Relations in Australia. Mark Bray is a Professor in Employment Studies at the University of Newcastle, Peter Waring is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle’s Singapore Campus and Rae Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. The book appears to be written to provide a historical perspective of the employment relationship in Australia, introduce key concepts, explain the legal framework of employment relations and to muse about the future of employment relationship in Australia.