The Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) was incorporated in Victoria on 27 February 2001 and now has active State Chapters in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. ALLA's main objectives are to promote the study of labour law and social security both in Australia and internationally, and to provide a forum for discussion and debate for lawyers and others working in these fields.
Membership of ALLA is open to all who are interested in the aims of the Association, either professionally or because of scholarly activities.View
- National Committee
The affairs of the Association are managed by the National Committee of Management.View
- Annual General Meetings
Read ALLA's past Annual General Meeting minutes.View
View information on the founding members and the launch of ALLA.View
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To find out more about your State or Territory Chapter click on the links below.
ALLA Conference Prizes
Phillipa Weeks Prize
The Phillipa Weeks Prize recognises the contribution of Professor Phillipa Weeks to Australian labour law scholarship and her unwavering support of young and upcoming scholars.View
Dominica Whelan Prize
The Dominica Whelan Prize is named in honour of the late Dominica Whelan, who served for many years as a member of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
ALLA Research Degree Scholarship
The ALLA Research Degree Scholarship is awarded to provide financial assistance for reseach degree students to take part in and present a paper at the ALLA biennial national conference.View
Read ALLA's annual newletter and access online version of the Comparative Labour Law and Policy Journal.
Please Direct general enquiries to the ALLA Administrator.
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ALLA aims to provide an ongoing forum for debates, seminars and discussion groups, to enable the exchange of ideas about labour law arising both within Australia and internationally.
Membership of ALLA is open to all who are interested in the aims of the Association, either professionally or because of scholarly activities.
Membership Fees 2019
ALLA offers Professional, Student and Retired membership, and a reduced rate for 24 month memberships.
Our membership periods align with the financial quarters, you can join ALLA at any time of the year by completing the online form. Payment should be completed at the time of application.
- $70 - 12 month membership
- $130 - 24 month membership
- $35 - 12 month membership
- $65 - 24 month membership
- $50 - 12 month membership
- $90 - 24 month membership
Early Career Research Network
The ALLA early career network has been established to foster the research, teaching, engagement and career development of junior labour law scholars.
If you are a current Masters or doctoral student, a research fellow or post-doctoral fellow, or an academic who was awarded their doctorate 5 years ago or less, or who has not completed a doctorate but has less than 10 years experience as an academic, I invite you to join the ECR Network and take part in its activities.
The ALLA ECR Network will be convened initially by Associate Professor Alysia Blackham (Melbourne Law School) and will include lunch time seminars (held at Melbourne Law School and streamed interstate). ALLA is grateful to the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law for sponsoring these events. In 2020, there will be an ECR focused event preceding the National Conference. ALLA is grateful to the Labour, Equality and Human Rights research group at Monash University for sponsoring that event.
To launch the ECR Network, a one day workshop at Melbourne Law School is proposed for Wednesday 27 November 2019. The workshop will include panel discussions from leading academics and scholars, and the opportunity to network with ALLA members.
The draft schedule features presentations about :
- Choosing a venue for labour law research; publishing in international journals; book publishing; research collaboration
- How to communicate labour law research to a broader audience, including by engaging with governments, and how to build voice and impact
- Applying for grants, including DECRAs, how to ‘sell’ labour law research to generalist assessors, and identifying the ‘national interest’
- Building international linkages as an Australian labour law scholar; strategic career planning; integrating administration and leadership in a labour law career
To join the ALLA ECR Network please email Renee Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.