Annual Phillipa Weeks Lecture

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Given each year in memory of the late ANU Law Professor, Phillipa Weeks, this annual lecture is delivered by national and international experts highlighting key issues in the area of labour law.  

 

Past events

05
Dec
2018
Margaret Thornton
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU College of Law FASSA, FAAL

Uber and Airbnb signify new ways of working and doing business by facilitating direct access to providers through new digitalised platforms.

19
Oct
2017
Therese MacDermott
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • A/Prof Therese MacDermott

There has been in place mechanisms for pursuing the principle of non-discrimination at work on the basis of age for some time within the Australian legislative framework.

12
Oct
2016
Rosemary Owens AO (PHOTO: Keryn Stevens (adelaidenow.com.au)
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Rosemary Owens AO, University of Adelaide

In her scholarly work, Phillipa Weeks always showed a deep appreciation of the necessity of going beyond a narrow conception of law and regulation as a formal body of rules that are created, interpreted and enforced by State agencies. 

14
Oct
2015
Anthony Forsyth
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Professor Anthony Forsyth, RMIT University

Debate over Australia’s system of workplace regulation has raged almost uninterrupted since the mid-1980s. Recently lauded by the federal Employment Minister as our own version of Europe’s 30 Years War in the 17th century, the Australian debate began with a critique of the so-called ‘Industrial Relations Club’. 

15
Oct
2014
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Professor Breen Creighton, RMIT University

Politicians, policy-makers and participants in the industrial relations process appear to be driven by a compulsive need to introduce new labour laws in response to every ‘problem’ – real or imagined – with which they are confronted.

25
Sep
2013
Joellen Riley
5.30PM to 6.30PM
  • Joellen Riley, Dean and Professor of Law at Sydney Law School

In 2005, Professor Phillipa Weeks published an insightful chapter entitled ‘Employment Law – A Test of Coherence Between Statute and Common Law’ in S Corcoran and S Bottomley (eds) Interpreting Statutes. That chapter examined the emergence, development and ultimate emasculation of an implied term of trust and confidence in employment, as a consequence of the interaction of judicial reasoning and legislative intervention.

24
Oct
2012
Jill Murray
6.00PM to 7.00PM
  • Dr Jill Murray, La Trobe University

In 2011, the International Labour Organisation created a Convention on Domestic Work, which aims to shape legalprotections for the many millions of maids, carers, nannies,cooks and others around the world who perform paid work inthe home. The Convention provides us with the opportunity toassess where international labour law is at in its treatment of ‘nonstandardwork’, the integration of a human rights focus in labourlaw, the evolution of working time norms and the design of legaltechniques for implementation and enforcement. 

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