Kevin McCann Lecture on Energy and Resources Law

27 September 2011
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP


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Resources and Energy at the heart of structural change in Australia's economy.

Guest speaker:

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, MP
Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism

Martin has a Bachelor of Economics degree (Hons) from Sydney University. He was elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Batman in 1996 and served continuously as a Shadow Minister until the election of the Labor Government on 3 December 2007.

Martin served successively as Shadow Minister for:

  • Employment and Training - 20 March 1996 to 26 August 1997
  • Employment and Training, Population and Immigration and Assistant to the Leader on Multicultural Affairs - 26 August 1997 to 20 October 1998
  • Employment, Training and Population - 20 October 1998 to 3 October 1999
  • Regional Development, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Population - 03 October 1999 to 25 November 2001
  • Regional and Urban Development, Transport and Infrastructure - 25 November 2001 to 23 August 2002
  • Regional Development, Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism -
    23 August 2002 to 02 July 2003
  • Urban and Regional Development, Transport and Infrastructure -
    2 July 2003 to 26 October 2004
  • Primary Industries, Resources and Tourism - 26 October 2004 to
    24 June 2005
  • Primary Industries, Resources, Forestry and Tourism - 24 June 2005 to 10 December 2006
  • Transport, Roads and Tourism - 10 December 2006 to 3 December 2007

Previously, Martin was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) after working for the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia since 1975. As president of the ACTU, Martin was a member of advisory councils and foundations including the Social Security Review, the Economic Planning Advisory Council, the National Labour Consultative Council and the Advance Australia Foundation.

Martin was also a member of the ILO Governing Body from 1990 to 1996. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 1996.

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Time: Registration: 5.30pm. Lecture 6- 7.15pm, followed by a cocktail reception

Location: Sydney Law School, Law Foyer (level 2), Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, but registration is essential

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