Past ALLA Prize Winners

Gold Coast 2018 Conference Prizes

The 2018 Dominica Whelan Prize for labour law practitioners was awarded to Mr Peter Punch (Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers) for his paper 'Corrupting benefits, fiduciary duty and union officers as bargaining representatives. Finding the right balance between collective representation and member protection'.

The winner of the Phillipa Week's Prize for 2018 was Dr Alysia Blackham (University of Melbourne) for her paper 'Why do claims fail? A failure analysis of employment age discrimination case law in Australia'.

The recipients of the ALLA Research Degree Scholarship were as follows:

  • Mr Jonathan Sale (University of Newcastle), for his paper 'Entangled legal histories and varieties of capitalism: Spanish-American legal transfers, Australian parallels and endogenous developments in Philippine labour law - some labour market and work implications';
  • Ms Sayomi Ariyawansa (University of Melbourne), for her paper 'On the backs of migrant workers: Imported labour in the Australian agricultural sector'.

Melbourne 2016 Conference Prizes

ALLA announced the Dominica Whelan Prize for labour law practitioners. The 2016 Dominica Whelan Prize were Mr James Mattson and Mr Mark Paul (Bartier Perry) for their paper 'Investigations: Time to Reform Our Thinking?'.

The winner of the Phillipa Week's Prize for 2016 was Dr Alysia Blackham (University of Melbourne) for her outstanding papr 'Defining 'Discrimination' in UK and Australian age Discrimination law'.

The recipients of the ALLA Research Degree Scholarship were as follows:

  • Mr Jonathan Sale (Deakin University), for his paper 'International Labour Standards in the ASEAN Region';
  • Ms Adriana Orifici (University of Melbourne), for her co-authored paper (with professor Beth Gaze and Associate Professor Anna Chapman)  'Reshaping Employment and Discrimination Law: Toward Substantive Equality at Work?';
  • Mr Darshana Sumanadasa (Queensland University of Technology), for his paper 'Protecting Trade Secrets Versus Labour Mobility'; and
  • Maria Azzura Tranfaglia (University of Melbourne) for her paper '(How) Can the Comparative Method Inform Future Labour Law Regulation?'.

Sydney 2014 Conference Prizes

ALLA announced a new scholarship for students enrolled in research degrees. The recipients of the ALLA Research Degree Scholarship were as follows:

  • Allison Ballard (Women's Legal Centre, ACT & Region, & University of Canberra), for her paper on 'Mediation and its role in silencing or managing complaints of workplace bullying';
  • Angelo Capuano (Monash University), for his paper on 'Capturing the complete meaning of "social origin" in ILO instruments', and;
  • Gabrielle Golding (University of Adelaide), for her paper on 'Terms implied in law: are they really "necessary"?'

The 2014 Phillipa Weeks Prize were Rosalind Read and Zachary Smith (CFMEU Forestry and Furnishing Products Division), for their outstanding paper, 'The next phase of regulation of Registered Organisations in Australia: Is there any need for corporate style regulation?'.

Canberra 2012 Conference Prize

The 2012 Phillipa Weeks Prize was awarded to

Adelaide 2010 Conference Prize

The 2010 Phillipa Weeks Prize was awarded to Richard Naughton for his paper 'The Low Paid Bargaining Scheme – An interesting idea, but can it work?'.

Melbourne 2008 Conference Prize

The 2008 Phillipa Weeks Prize was awarded to  Mark Mourell and Craig Cameron of Griffith University, Queensland, for their paper 'Neither Simple nor Fair: Prohibiting Legal Representation Before Fair Work Australia'.