The focus of public discussion about Australian industrial relations has continued to centre around regulation and the freedom and constraints on parties' ability to act. Although legislation shapes industrial relations outcomes, it is evident that real change in industrial relations emanates from the workplace, and to encourage more positive developments there needs to be a reframing of public discussions. The articles in this review edition reflect on developments during the past calendar year, and their analysis provides an opportunity for discussion to expand beyond its current narrow base. This introductory article provides brief summaries of Australian industrial relations presently and in the foreseeable future as well as the individual review articles included in this edition. © Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) 2014, SAGE Publications Ltd, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.