Australian Labour Law Association

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.

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ALLA National Conference - Call for Papers

The Regulation of Work in a ‘COVID-normal’ World

11-12 November 2022, Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach

Abstracts are invited for the Australian Labour Law Association’s 11th biennial conference to be held at Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2022. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and will be accepted until 11 July 2022. Abstracts can be submitted now via the portal.

The ALLA 2022 conference will be held in person at the Crowne Plaza at Coogee Beach in Sydney. Over two days, participants will hear from leading labour law academics, practitioners and emerging scholars about current issues in Australia and beyond.

A conference dinner on Friday night will provide the opportunity to network and re-establish relationships with colleagues, and to celebrate ALLA’s 20th birthday. Special accommodation rates at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach will be available for conference participants who register directly with ALLA. Early bird registration will open mid year.

First Keynote Speaker Announced

The implications of the High Court’s decisions in CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd and ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd v Jamsek and the focus on the formal terms of the contract at the time of formation will be central to discussions about the 'COVID-normal' world of work.

ALLA is delighted to announce that Professor Douglas Brodie from the University of Strathclyde will be joining the conference in person to present a keynote address which examines in a comparative context the approach of courts in the United Kingdom in light of these significant decisions.

ALLA National Webinar - The Primacy of Deterrence: Civil Penalties Under the Fair Work Act After ABCC v Pattinson

ALLA was pleased to present 'The Primacy of Deterrence: Civil Penalties Under the Fair Work Act After ABCC v Pattinson' chaired by David Chin SC and presented by Julia Watson and Philip Boncardo.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au

ALLA National Webinar - Putting Human Rights to Work: The Role of Rights in the Foundations of Labour Law

ALLA was pleased to present 'Putting Human Rights to Work: The Role of Rights in the Foundations of Labour Law' presented by Dr Philippa Collins, University of Bristol.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au

National Webinar co-hosted by ALLA and QUT's Centre for Decent Work and Industry

Polls Apart? What the Federal Election Could Mean for Workers and Employers

ALLA and the QUT Centre for Decent Work and Industry were pleased to present 'Polls Apart? What the Federal Election Could Mean for Workers and Employers' presented by Professor Andrew Stewart.

This seminar was recorded and is available to view here.

National Webinar - The Functions, Powers and Compliance Activities of Wage Inspectorate Victoria: A Conversation with Rob Hortle

The Australian Labour Law Association was pleased to present 'The Functions, Powers and Compliance Activities of Wage Inspectorate Victoria: A Conversation with Rob Hortle' on 4 May 2022, presented by Robert Hortle, Commissioner of Wage Inspectorate Victoria and chaired by Associate Professor Tess Hardy.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au

National Webinar - Labour Law Implications of recent High Court Decisions: Jamsek and Personnel Contracting

The Australian Labour Law Association was pleased to present 'Labour law implications of recent High Court Decisions: Jamsek and Personnel Contracting' on 10 March 2022, presented by Mark Irving QC, Rachel Francois, and chaired by Professor Joellen Riley-Munton.

Fact summaries and other relevant materials provided by the speakers are available here.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au

ALLA Annual General Meeting 2021

ALLA's 21st Annual General Meeting was held at 5:00pm AEDT Thursday 18 November 2021 via Zoom video conference. Membership of the 2022 National Committee can be view here.