Conference update: IR reform, corporate mindfulness


Conference update: IR reform, corporate mindfulness

21st Annual Labour Law Conference | Corporate mindfulness — Australian Business Congress


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21st Annual Labour Law Conference

Workplace renewal and productivity growth — no need for further industrial relations reform?

The 21st Annual Labour Law Conference will pose the provocative question: Is the current industrial relations system our best shot at improving productivity and fairness in the workplace?

Australian employers and workers have endured decades of labour law reform but in the run-up to the next election both major political parties are promising no major changes.
This year’s Annual Labour law conference will explore ways of improving productivity and labour relations policy-making within the existing system.

The conference will be opened by former Fair Work Commission President Geoffrey Giudice. He will identify the strengths of the system and ways of managing problems without the need for more ‘system reform’.

The conference will consider how the policy formulation process can be improved to increase support for the existing system and lead to a more stable and durable legislative framework.

This year’s speakers include:
    • The Honourable Geoffrey Giudice AO, Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
    • Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
    • Professor Barbara Pocock, Director, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia
    • Stephen Smith, Director, National Industrial Relations, AiG
    • Tim Lyons, Assistant Secretary, ACTU
    • Josh Bornstein, Principal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
    • Richard Bunting, Partner, Ashurst
    • Professor Joellen Riley, Dean, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
    • Anthony Forsyth, Associate Professor & Director, Juris Doctor Programs, RMIT
    • Geoff McGill, Visiting Industry Scholar, WRC, University of Sydney Business School
    • Professor John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School
Conference details and registration
    • Date: Monday, 22 July, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
    • Venue: Hilton, Sydney
    • General conference rate: $895
    • Staff: $250 — contact WRC
    • Students: $100 — contact WRC
    • Registration

Corporate mindfulness — Australian Business Congress
What do organisations like Carlsberg, General Electric, Google, Harvard University, Facebook and Apple have in common?

They all use mindfulness training to help their employees become effective leaders. Rasmus Hougaard @ The Potential Project (TPP) is travelling from Denmark to speak at the Australian Business Congress (1–2 August) on the subject of Corporate Mindfulness Training.

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