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2018 ALERA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Under Pressure: The future of employment relations and regulation

It is with great pleasure that ALERA SA invites you to the 2018 ALERA National Conference 'Under Pressure: The Future of Employment Relations and Regulation', to be held at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort on 18th, 19th and 20th October.

Join us for a conference lead by prominent and expert speakers with unique networking opportunities, in a region full of country charm, wineries and great food. Come for the day, stay the weekend and experience what the Barossa Valley has to offer. Friday night entertainment will be provided by the band ORANGE WHIP, with Keynote dinner speaker.


REGISTER ONLINE NOW!


Barossa Valley – Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

Thursday 18 October 2018:      Welcome
Friday 19 October 2018:           Conference (followed by dinner)
Saturday 20 October 2018:       Workshop

Full Program details are now available - download here!

 

Justice Iain Ross

UPDATE ON CURRENT FAIR WORK COMMISSION ISSUES

Justice Iain Ross, President Fair Work Commission

Justice Iain Ross, AO was appointed the new President of Fair Work Commission in 2012. Since 2009 Justice Ross has been a Victorian Supreme Court judge and in 2011 became President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He is also Chair of the Council of Australian Tribunals. He has held positions with the Australian Council of Trade Unions and worked with the law reform commissions in New South Wales and Victoria.

From 1994-2006 he was Vice President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Consistent with FWA’

Trevor Clarke, ACTU Director, Industrial and Legal

THE FUTURE OF ENTERPRISE BARGAINING AND WAGE SETTING

Trevor Clarke, ACTU, Director, Industrial and Legal

Trevor is the Director – Industrial and Legal for the ACTU. Prior to joining ther ACUT Trevor worked for Slater and Gordon.

Scott Barklamb

THE FUTURE OF ENTERPRISE BARGAINING AND WAGE SETTING

Scott Barklamb, ACCI, Director Workplace Relations

Scott Barklamb leads the Australian Chamber’s Workplace Policy team, working to ensure the regulation of work in Australia is globally competitive, and supports investing, creating jobs and doing business in this country.

A critical part of this is working with the Chamber’s unique network of employer representatives to develop the policy ideas and approaches that will support business in delivering work opportunities and high standards of living now and into the future.

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Professor Paula McDonald

“A GREAT AWAKENING WITH MANY DANGERS”: What has the #MeToo movement achieved?

Professor Paula McDonald, QUT Business School, Management

Paula McDonald is Professor of Work and Organisation and Director of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in the QUT Business School. Paula’s research adopts an interdisciplinary, systems-level approach, addressing complex problems in workplace settings, including finance, defence, policing, community services, government and education. Paula has been awarded 6 major competitive research grants ($M1.8 funding) from the Australian Research Council, including an ARC Future Fellowship (2013-16). She has disseminated her work widely including in three international edited books and over 60 academic journal articles. She has had visiting appointments at Strathclyde University (Glasgow), the University of Manchester, Queen Mary University (London), Lund University (Sweden) and Cornell University (New York). 

 

Kate Jenkins

EVERYONE'S BUSINESS

Kate Jenkins, Australian Huan Rights Commission

Kate Jenkins became Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner in 2016. She is leading a number of projects at the Australian Human Rights Commission, including the National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces and the Commission’s collaborative project on cultural reform with the Australian Defence Force.

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Frances Flanagan

DIGITAL DISRUPTION / GIG ECONOMY - The Emerging Challenges

Frances Flanagan, Research Director, United Voice

Frances Flanagan is the research director at United Voice and an affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute. Her book Remembering the Revolution: Dissent, Culture, and Nationalism in the Irish Free State was published by Oxford University Press and shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize in 2016. She holds a DPhil and MSt in historical research from the University of Oxford, and bachelors degrees in arts and law from the University of Western Australia.

She has been a senior scholar at Hertford College Oxford, a Royal Historical Society Marshall Fellow at the London Institute of Historical Research, and a postdoctoral researcher at Birkbeck, University of London. She is currently a research affiliate at the Sydney Environment Institute, and is working on a project concerning the commemoration of ecological loss.

Alana Matheson, Deputy Director Workplace Relations, ACCI

DIGITAL DISRUPTION / GIG ECONOMY - The Emerging Challenges

Alana Matheson, Deputy Director Workplace Relations, ACCI

Alana Matheson is the Deputy Director of Workplace Relations within the Workplace Policy team of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Alana draws her experience in policy, workplace relations and human resources from a diversity of environments ranging from ASX listed corporations to social and community services within the not-for-profit sector.

Alana also held a number of roles whilst employed by the Housing Industry Association between 2005 and 2012, including the role of Executive Director, Workplace Relations and Safety.

Alana holds a bachelor degree in Law and International Studies and has post-graduate qualifications in law.

Andrew Stewart

WHEN A CASUAL RELATIONSHIP BECOMES A PERMANENT HEADACHE

Professor Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide

Andrew is the John Bray Professor of Law. His main interests lie in employment law and workplace relations, contract law and intellectual property. His most recent publications include new editions of Creighton and Stewart's Labour Law, Stewart's Guide to Employment Law and Intellectual Property in Australia, as well as Cooperation at Work: How Tribunals Can Help Transform Workplaces.

He is part of several teams recently awarded Australian Research Council funding, including Discovery Grants to examine the regulation of post-secondary work experience and the organisation of work through digital platforms.

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Steve Ronson

REGULATORY UPDATE

Steve Ronson, Executive Director – Communications, Fair Work Ombudsman

Leading the Media, Creative and Knowledge teams, Steve is interested in exploring the intersection of media, technology and social movements.

Steve is committed to promoting innovative approaches to market regulation wherein the Fair Work Ombudsman can play a role in building a culture of compliance.

Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, Steven worked for a number of Commonwealth and State Members of Parliament in a variety of roles relating to governance, policy and media.

 

Dr Joanna Howe

VISA WORK REGULATORY UPDATE

Dr Joanna Howe, Associate Professor in Law, University of Adelaide

Dr Joanna Howe is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant with Harmers Workplace Lawyers.

She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Joanna has also worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation, the McKell Institute and for the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

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Tickets/Packages - Download Pricing Packages HERE

 

PACKAGE 1B - SINGLE CONFERENCE DELEGATE (NO ACCOMODATION)

ALERA Member $1,200

Non-Member $1,650

Friday conference, dinner and Saturday morning Workshop - this option includes attendance at the Friday conference including all meals, dinner (inc. 4 hour premium drink package) and Saturday morning Workshop.

PACKAGE 1C - SINGLE CONFERENCE DELEGATE (ONE NIGHT'S ACCOMMODATION)

ALERA Member $1,400

Non-Member $1,620

Accommodation for Friday night in a Studio King Suite including buffet breakfast for one day, attendance at Friday conference including all meals, dinner (inc. 4 hour premium drinks package) and Saturday morning Workshop.

PACKAGE 1D - ONE CONFERENCE DELEGATE & ONE GUEST (ONE NIGHT'S ACCOMMODATION) - TWIN SHARE

ALERA Member $1,428

Non-Member $1,648

Upgrade to Twin Accommodation only for the Friday night in a Studio King Suite. This option is for a conference delegate and a guest - the guest will not be attending the Friday conference, dinner or Saturday morning workshop. The guest will be receiving Friday night accomodation and buffet breakfast only. Details of the guest to be added to booking form as well as preference for King or Twin Single beds.

PACKAGE 2A – TWO CONFERENCE DELEGATES – TWIN SHARE

ALERA Member $1,250pp

Non-Member $1,470pp

Attendance at the Friday conference including all meals, dinner (including 4 hour premium drinks package), Twin Accommodation for Friday night in a Studio King Suite including buffet breakfast, and Saturday morning Workshop for both delegates. Details of the second occupant to be added to booking form.

PACKAGE 3 – FRIDAY CONFERENCE, INCLUDING DINNER

ALERA Member $900

Non-Member $1,100

PACKAGE 4 - FRIDAY CONFERENCE ONLY

ALERA Member $800

Non-Member $1,000

PACKAGE 5 – FRIDAY DINNER ONLY

ALERA Member $150

Non-Member $185

*Please note the Thursday pre-conference networking at the Tanunda Hotel is not included in any pricing.

 

So, lock this event into your calendars and register now! Reconnect and develop new networks. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the employment relations and regulations for South Australians.

 

To view the 2018 ALERA National Conference Program, please click HERE.

 

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION:
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BAROSSA VALLEY
GETTING TO THE BAROSSA VALLEY
SUGGESTED SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Some suggested activities to do in the Barossa Valley (at Delegate's own cost):

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:00