The Accord 30 Years On

The Accord 30 Years On

Approximately 80 participants from business, unions and academia attended an acknowledgement and revaluation of the contribution of the Prices and Income Accord of 1983-96 between the ALP and ACTU to the economic reform of Australia on a consensual basis.

Media Interest in The Accord Symposium

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Professor Ray Markey spoke on ABC Radio National about the significance of the Accord

Professor Ray Markey spoke on ABC TV News 'The Drum' program

Dr Chris Wright spoke to the Australian Financial Review about the Accord

Video Recordings

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Lead speakers

Hon RJL Hawke

The Hon RJL Hawke AO

Prime Minister of Australia 1983-91

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This event was presented by:

Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

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Union Strategy, University of Sydney Business School

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Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ)

About The Accord

The Accord between the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Labor Party was a landmark agreement that served as the foundation stone of the Hawke and Keating government’s economic and industrial relations policies. Although the Accord is widely credited as helping to modernise and bring greater stability to the Australian economy, its legacy remains highly contentious.

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