The Accord 30 Years On Program

The Accord 30 Years On Program

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Time Session
9:30am Registration
9:45am Welcome
10am - 12pm

Session 1: Reflections on the Operation of the Accord

Chair and introduction to the significance of the Accord
Professor Ray Markey, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

The Accord and government
The Hon RJL Hawke AC, Prime Minister of Australia, 1983-1991

The Accord and the labour movement
Bill Kelty AC, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1983-2000

The Accord and business
Bert Evans AO, Chief Executive of the Metal Trades Industry Association, 1981-1996

The contemporary implications of the Accord
The Hon Simon Crean MP, Minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments and President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions 1985-90

Hon Ralph Willis

12pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:45pm - 2:15pm

Session 2: An Assessment of the Accord and Its Legacy
Chair:
Associate Professor Rae Cooper, University of Sydney Business School

The Accord, the Labour Market and the Economy
Emeritus Professor Keith Hancock, National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University

The impact of the Accord on unions
Professor John Buchanan, Dr Damian Oliver and Dr Rose Ryan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School

The significance of the Accord from an international perspective
Emeritus Professor William Brown CBE, Darwin College, University of Cambridge

2:15pm - 2:45pm
Afternoon coffee/tea
2:45pm - 4:15pm

Session 3: The Lessons of the Accord for Contemporary Policy Challenges
Chair:
Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury AM, University of Sydney Business School

Building a common purpose for improving productivity and growth
Peter Burns

The relevance of the Accord for unions today
Ged Kearney, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

The lessons and legacy of the Accord
Professor David Peetz, Griffith University

4:15pm - 4:30pm Final Remarks
Dr Chris F. Wright, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

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