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Journal of Industrial Relations Annual Review of Industrial Relations in Australia webinar

25 Jun 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Sydney Employment Relations Research Group (SERRG), the Journal of Industrial Relations (JIR) and the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) are pleased to host this Webinar to formally launch the Journal of Industrial Relations’ Annual Review of Australian Industrial Relations.

The JIR’s Annual Review issue is the publication of record for Australian industrial relations. Each JIR Annual Review issue analyses key developments in Australian industrial relations in articles focusing on: the labour market; women, work and IR; unions and collective bargaining; employer and employer association matters; industrial legislation; and major court and tribunal decisions. It also includes ‘practitioner review’ and ‘international review’ articles.

To coincide with the official publication of this year’s JIR Annual Review issue, at this event one author of each of this year’s articles presented their analysis of industrial relations developments in 2019. Additionally, in light of the fast pace of recent change in Australian industrial relations related to COVID-19, each speaker reflected on COVID-19-related developments within the scope of their particular article.

Two leading industry practitioners responded to the presentations from the perspectives of business and workers.


  • Stephen Clibborn-Introduction, Australian industrial relations in 2019: The year wage theft went mainstream
  • Elisa Birch and Alison Preston- The Australian labour market
  • Meraiah Foley, Sue Williamson and Sarah Mosseri - Women, work and industrial relations in Australia
  • Johanna Macneil, Mark Bray and Leslee Spiess - Unions and collective bargaining in Australia
  • Peter Sheldon and Louise Thornthwaite - Employer and employer association matters in Australia
  • Eugene Schofield-Georgeson and Michael Rawling - Industrial legislation in Australia
  • Jonathan Hamberger - Reviving Australia’s system of enterprise bargaining
  • Scott Barklamb, Director, Workplace Relations, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)
  • Scott Connolly, Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

View the program (pdf, 545KB)