19th Annual Labour Law Conference

1st Aug 2011

The Labour Law conference, held in conjunction with the Sydney Law School, is another topical conference discussing the latest legislation or changes confronting Labour Law in Australia today. This well renowned conference has been running for 17 years and attracts some of Australia's leading labour law and IR researchers and practitioners In previous years this has included Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister, Ron McCallum, University of Sydney, the Hon Michael Kirby among others.

WRC and Sydney Law School are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Labour Law Conference, Monday 1 August. You can receive a special early bird rate of $700 until the 30th April. Sydney Uni staff and student discounts are also available.


1st Aug 2011


09:00am - 05:00pm


The Hilton Hotel Sydney, 488 George Street

Full Day:

$900.00 (inc GST)

Download the full schedule including speakers biographies

2011 presents a high quality line up of experts presenting the significant issues facing labour today. Topics and speakers include:

  • The impact of Labour Market Informalisation on Labour Law- Judy Fudge, Lansdowne Chair in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada
  • The Labour Law Challenges facing Australian Workers - Joel Fetter, Policy and Industrial Director, ACTU
  • Sham Contracting- Leigh Johns, Australian Building and Construction Commissioner
  • State of Executive Contracts and Executive Pay - Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
  • Discrimination - Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner
  • Bullying and Harassment - Michael Harmer, Chairman and Senior Team Leader, Harmers Workplace Lawyers
  • How are companies responding to the Fair Work System? Joellen Riley, Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
  • Unions and collective bargaining
  • Rae Cooper, Research Fellow, University of Sydney
  • John O'Brien, Head of Industrial Relations, National Australia Bank
  • An OHS Update-Directors and officers liabilty issues - Ingmar Taylor, Barrister, State Chambers
  • An OHS Update- An update on the Harmonisation of OHS laws- Michael Tooma, Partner, Norton Rose

Early bird rate $700. Full price attendance is $900. Sydney Uni staff and student rates are also available. Contact Karen Treacy for more information karen.treacy@sydney.edu.au

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