The Phillipa Weeks Prize

The Phillipa Weeks Prize Guidelines

The Phillipa Weeks Prize is jointly awarded by the Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) and Federation Press for the best paper presented at ALLA’s biennial national Conference by an early career academic or research higher degree student.


  • All Conference papers from eligible persons submitted to the Conference Organisers before the Conference deadline for the submission of written papers will be eligible for the prize.
  • Any person employed as an academic (other than on an adjunct or honorary basis) or whose primary occupation is studying for a research higher degree will be eligible for the prize, except a person who holds the academic post of Associate Professor, Professor or an Honorary Professorial position; or a person who is appointed to the sub-committee formed to judge the prize.


The prize is usually judged by a three person sub-committee appointed by the ALLA National Executive and awarded at the ALLA National Conference Dinner.

The Prize:

The prize awarded will be a book voucher provided by Federation Press and a bottle of wine (or token gift of equivalent value) provided by ALLA.