TAG: labour law
Emerging Business Models and the Evolving Regulatory Response
Prof Andrew Stewart and Associate Professor Joanna Howe recently participated in a workshop on Emerging Business Models and the Evolving Regulatory Response organised by the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at Melbourne Law School, and attended by a select group of academics, practitioners and government officials. Prof Andrew Stewart, along with Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney […]
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China Study Tour – Day 1
China Study Tour – Day 1 It was straight into business for the students on the Chinese Comparative Law study tour. Having only checked into our hotels at 2am, we found ourselves straight into the formal academic program at 9am. This was after a hearty, much needed breakfast. The first day’s program concerned labour law […]
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The real issues with 457 visas
In an article published on The Conversation today, PLPRU’s Joanna Howe explains the problems with Australia’s system of ‘457 visas’, arguing that the reality is not reflected in the political debate.
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Turn Spotlight on Labour Hire Contractors
In an article published in The Australian today, Dr Joanna Howe explains that while the government is to be commended for its establishment of a special taskforce to address fraud in the working holiday visa program, its target should be labour hire contractors, not working holiday-makers. Click here to read Joanna’s article.
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UPCOMING SEMINAR – Buying power: State procurement policies and labour standards
The Australian Labour Law Association and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are proud to present: Buying power: State procurement policies and labour standards In two recent decisions (Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v State of Victoria  FCA 445 and Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v McCorkell Constructions Pty Ltd (No […]
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Is the 457 visa scheme working well?
The Senate Legal and Constiutional Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the framework and operation of subclass 457 visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements and Regional Migration Agreements. Adelaide Law School’s Dr Joanna Howe, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly and Professor Andrew Stewart made a submission to the inquiry, and on Thursday, 23 May, Dr Joanna Howe […]
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The Liberal Party’s Vision for 2030: Can it Be Achieved without Northern Australia becoming a Guest-Worker Ghetto?
In early February the Liberal Party released a discussion paper ‘Vision 2030’ floating the idea of tax incentives to lure workers to northern Australia. In this blog post Dr Joanna Howe investigates the migration and labour law challenges associated with this proposal. Whilst the Liberal Party discussion paper primarily canvasses the idea of tax incentives […]
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Professor Rosemary Owens appointed to Committee of Experts
Dean of Law lends expert legal knowledge to International Labour Organization The Dean of Law at the University of Adelaide, Professor Rosemary Owens, has been appointed to the Committee of Experts for the United Nations’ International Labour Organization (ILO), based in Geneva. The International Labour Organization is an agency that promotes decent working standards and conditions throughout the […]
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