On Thursday 2 August 2012, Harmers Workplace Lawyers sponsored and hosted the Australian Institute of Employment Rights (“AIER”) Ron McCallum Debate entitled: “Justice at Work: Workplace Relations – Is productivity the imperative? At what cost?” at the Swissotel, Sydney. This is an annual debate to celebrate the life and work of Australia’s leading labour law academic and commentator and Senior Australian of the Year (2011), Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO. This year’s Debate coincided with the release of the Fair Work Act Review (on the afternoon of 2 August, 2012).
Michael Harmer, Chairman of Harmers Workplace Lawyers and National President of the AIER, was the MC of the event and gave an opening address and welcome. Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, a member of the Fair Work Act Review Panel, provided guests with an overview of the Review of the Act and the “future of workplace regulation”. A panel discussion followed, chaired by Miriam Lyons, Centre for Policy Development; with Tim Lyons, Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions; Steve Vamos, President, Society for Knowledge Economics; Peter Wilson AM, National President, Australian Human Resources Institute; and Lisa Heap, Executive Director, AIER. Mark Irving, Victorian Bar & AIER Executive Member spoke on the release of “The Australian Charter of Employment Rights and the Contract of Employment”, with closing remarks given by Mark Perica, CPSU and AIER Executive Member.
Please click here to watch the WEBCAST.
Yo may watch the webcast, and access the Ron McCallum Debate 2012: Background Briefing Note (PDF).