21st Annual Labour Law Conference - Beyond Groundhog Day: Can productivity and fairness be improved without further labour law reform? - 22 July 2013
25 Feb 2013
At this year's labour law conference we will explore ways to improve productivity within the existing system and consider how labour relations policy-making can be improved.
Over the last two decades labour law reform has had a high profile in Australian policy debates higher in fact than nearly all other advanced industrial societies. The seemingly endless calls for reform and changes to labour law now mean Australia has a highly volatile industrial landscape - a volatility not arising from industrial disputation but which is policy induced.
At this year's labour law conference we will explore ways to improve productivity within the existing system and consider how labour relations policy-making can be improved. Attention will be devoted to reflecting on what works well, how perceived problems in the law can in fact be managed in ways that prevent the need for yet more system reform and how the statutory framework could be made more stable in the long term. Perspectives will be provided by legal strategists who advise pace setting employers and unions, key union and employer leaders who define strategies in light of what is (as opposed to those who lament what ought to be) and seasoned researchers knowledgeable of the operation of the law and how, more often than not, factors other than it are crucial for determining efficiency and equity outcomes.
This year's speakers include:
- Professor Joellen Riley, Dean, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
- The Hon Professor Geoffrey Giudice AO, University of Melbourne
- Richard Bunting, Partner, Ashurst
- Josh Bornstein, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
- Geoff McGill, Visiting Industry Scholar, WRC, University of Sydney Business School
- Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
- Barbara Pocock, Director, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia
- Chair: Professor John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School
Date: Monday, 22nd July, 9:00 - 5:00pm
Venue: Hilton, Sydney
Presale - $695 until 10th March (Enter special rate code: presale)
Early Bird - $795 until 22nd May
General Conference rate - $895
Staff - $250 Contact WRC
Student - $100 Contact WRC
To register: http://www.wrc.org.au/events.php
Contact: Cate Murray firstname.lastname@example.org