On Thursday 29 September 2016, Harmers Workplace Lawyers sponsored and hosted the Australian Institute of Employment Rights (“AIER”) 6th Annual Ron McCallum Debate (“Debate”) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. This year’s outstanding line-up of panellists, moderated by The Hon Geoff Giudice AO, included: Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO; Caterina Cinanni, National President, National Union of Workers; Jacqueline Phillips, Director of Policy, Australian Council of Social Service; Dr Joanna Howe, University of Adelaide; Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman; and Alex Malley FCPA, Chief Executive, CPA Australia.
The Debate topic was “Inequality and insecurity: responding to the challenge of precarious work”, and explored the experiences of workers in insecure work; the reality faced by small and medium businesses in today’s economy; the regulatory deficiencies that provide the conditions for the exploitation of temporary migrant workers; the importance of education and leadership in building a strong society; and some of the causes of and solutions to rising economic inequality.
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