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Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture 2016

Where to From Here? Labour Regulation after the 2016 Election

Professor Andrew Stewart

In December 2015 the Productivity Commission released its much-anticipated review of the workplace relations framework. Far from being the blueprint for radical change that many had anticipated, it largely endorsed the objectives and design of the Fair Work regime – although it still proposed some important changes. Yet despite the report’s significance, only its section on penalty rates has prompted much discussion.

In this lecture, Professor Andrew Stewart will consider the likely impact of the report in both the short and longer term. He will also look ahead to the prospects for reform under the government elected at the July 2016 election, in light of their policy platform, their chances of working with the new Senate – and the possibility of new and as yet unrevealed proposals.

Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a Legal Consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. One of Australia’s leading experts in employment law and workplace relations, he is the President of the Australian Labour Law Association, an editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law and co-director of the Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group. His books include Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law and Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law. His current research includes Australian Research Council-funded projects on the regulation of unpaid work experience and the role of industrial tribunals in promoting workplace cooperation.

This event is proudly presented by the UWA Business School and the Australian Labour Law Association.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Time: 6.00–7.00pm (followed by refreshments)

Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre, UWA Business School, Hackett Entrance 4, Hackett Drive, Crawley

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Enquiries: Contact Dr Michael Gillan by email or on (+61 8) 6488 7101

Registrations close 10 August 2016.

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