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20th Annual Labour Law Conference to discuss issues facing industry

09 Aug 2012

Australia's leading labour law and industrial relations researchers will focus on issues ranging from the recent Fair Work Act Review to the defence of worker's rights in the crisis riddled Euro Zone and industrial upheavals at Qantas during the 20th Annual Labour Law Conference on Monday 13 August, at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney.

A feature of the Conference, will be a Q&A Session on "Australian Labour Law: Current Issues and Future Reform" with a panel including Ron McCallum, Emeritus Professor, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, one of the three experts who conducted the recently completed Fair Work Act Review.

The event will also include an International keynote speaker, Mia Ronnmar, Professor in Private Law / Labour Law at Lund University, Sweden and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

Professor Ronnmar will address the impact of the Euro Zone's economic crisis on labour law at an EU and national level, and provide valuable insights into developments in age discrimination and fundamental Treaty freedoms, including trade union rights and social dumping in the aftermath of the 'Laval Quartet' of cases interpreting those rights.

Other topics on the agenda include Good Faith Bargaining, Antidiscrimination, OHS, Social Media and Unfair dismissal and audience members and presenters alike will have the opportunity to reflect on the future of Australian Labour Law.

More informartion can be found at the Workplace Research Centre website, or you can download the Conference Program