ALLA 9th Biennial Conference, Gold Coast 2018

Ninth Biennial National Conference

ALLA will hold its Ninth Biennial Conference on 9-10 November 2018 at the Sofitel Broadbeach on Queensland's Gold Coast.

The Conference theme is 'Labour Law: new frontiers, new challenges'.

Conference registration is now open. Full details and registration available on the conference website.

This year's national conference will include plenary presentations from:

  • Deputy President Ingrid Asbury, Fair Work Commission
  • Mark Bielecki, Registered Organisations Commissioner
  • Marie Boland, Chair of the Review of Model WHS Laws;
  • Peter Gahan, Professor of Management, University of Melbourne
  • David Peetz, Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University
  • Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law, University of Adelaide
  • Janine Webster, Chief Counsel, Fair Work Ombudsman

Key note presentations will be delivered by Katherine Moloney, Director of Research and Executive Officer, Anti-Slavery Taskforce, and Kate van Doore, Griffith University on Modern Slavery; and Anthony Forsyth, Professor of Law, RMIT University who will be leading the discussion on Labour Hire Licensing.

Plenary and concurrent sessions will commence at 8:45am on Friday 9 Novemebr and conclude by 3:00pm Saturday 10 November.

The ALLA AGM will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Saturday 10 November.

The academic teaching and research workshops on Thursday 8 November from 1pm to 4.30pm. Please email for further information.

All events will be held at the Sofitel Broadbeach.


Member Early Bird (closing 19 September) $450
Member Standard$520
Non-Member Early Bird (closing 19 September)$550
Non-Member Standard$650
Student Early Bird (closing 19 September)$300
Student Standard$330

Registration is available now on the conference website.

Conference Gala Dinner

Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Venue: Sofitel Hotel, Surfers Paradise
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Cost: Cost $120 for delegates and guests

Gala dinner bookings can be made with registration on the conference website.

Call for Papers

The call for papers has now closed. Final papers should be submitted to by COB Friday 12 October 2018.