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Adelaide Law School researchers host an international workshop in Spain

This week Professor Rosemary Owens and Dr Joanna Howe will lead an international workshop at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. The theme of the workshop is ‘Temporary Labour Migration in a Globalised World – The Regulatory Challenges’. Both Owens and Howe were the recipients of a prestigious grant from […]

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‘Unsafe and Unfair’ – Dr Joanna Howe authors a new report examining the Federal Government’s workers’ compensation reforms

New research has recommended the Federal Parliament reject legislation reforming Australia’s workers’ compensation system, warning that the current bill fails the public interest test and risks adversely impacting on workers, small and medium sized businesses, and taxpayers. The McKell Institute report, “Unsafe and Unfair: A Critique of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill […]

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A New Direction for the 457 Visa influenced by Dr Joanna Howe’s research

The subclass 457 visa has been the subject of increasing controversy ever since it became a political issue in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election. There was widespread concern the 457 visa was being rorted by employers using temporary migrant workers in areas where no domestic skill shortage existed. Dr Joanna Howe from […]

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The 457 Visa – The Federal Government Report and Response Seminar

The Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group and the SA Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association invite you to a seminar on temporary labour migration in Australia. The 457 Visa – The Federal Government Report and Response The 457 Visa has been subject to considerable revision since its inception in 1996. […]

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Next Steps Seminar Series with Dr Joanna Howe

This semester the Next Steps Seminar Series has been a prominent feature of the Law School timetable. This Series is convened by Dr Joanna Howe, in conjunction with the AULSS, and seeks to provide our students with the inside knowledge on how to best pursue their professional careers post Law School and with crucial contacts […]

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Reforming Australia’s 457 Visa with Dr Joanna Howe

This week the Federal Government released its report ‘Robust New Foundations’, which provides a reform agenda for Australia’s 457 visa program. University of Adelaide Law School academic, Dr Joanna Howe, was quoted extensively by the report’s authors. In particular, her proposal that Australia move to an independent labour market testing model for the 457 visa […]

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How a crackdown on 457 visas could work – Dr Joanna Howe reports in ‘The Age’

Dr Joanna Howe is a lecturer at Adelaide Law school. Last month she presented a joint submission on behalf of Adelaide Law School to the inquiry into 457 visas by the Senate’s legal and constitutional affairs committee. To read about what Dr Joanna Howe recently said in ‘The Age’ newspaper, please read How a crackdown […]

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