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Hon. RJL Hawke AC, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991

In 1980 he was elected to the Federal Parliament, and in February 1983 became the Leader of the Opposition. He led the Labor Party to victory in the general election in March 1983 and, in winning three successive elections, became Australia's longest serving Labor Prime Minister.

Hon. Ralph Willis, former Minister for Industrial Relations and Treasurer

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Ged Kearney, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

Elected ACTU President in July 2010, Ged's prior roles include: Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) in 2008, an ANF elected official since 1997 and a registered nurse from 1985.

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Peter Burn, Director of Policy, Australian Industry Group

Mr. Burn's role involves the development and dissemination of policy advice on a wide range of issues relevant to Ai Group’s members. This embraces economic, industrial, regulatory, social and environmental policy areas as they affect business.

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Bert Evans AO, former Chief Executive Metal Trades Industry Association

Bert Evans retired in October 1996 after 38 years service with the Metal Trades Industry Association (MTIA), now the Australian Industry Group, the last 15 as Chief Executive.

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Bill Kelty AC, former Secretary Australian Council of Trade Unions

Bill Kelty AC is a Non-executive Board member of the Linfox Group. He has more than 30 years experience in industrial relations.

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Hon. Simon Crean MP, Federal Member for Hotham

The Hon Simon Crean MP has served as a Minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments and was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions from 1985 to 1990.

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Emeritus Professor William Brown CBE, University of Cambridge and visiting Professor Macquarie University

William Brown is Emeritus Master of Darwin College and Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at Cambridge University.

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Emeritus Professor Keith Hancock, Flinders University

He was the foundation Professor of Economics at Flinders University and subsequently became Vice-Chancellor of the University.

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Professor Ray Markey, Director Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

Joining Macquarie at the end of 2011, Ray was previously a Professor of Employment Relations at the Auckland University of Technology Business School. He was the Foundation Director of the NZ Work and Labour Market Institute. His greatest passion in contemporary employment relations is the employee voice or participation in decision-making within organisations.

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Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School

Professor John Buchanan is Director of the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney Business School. Between 1988 and 1991 he was part of the team that undertook the first Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey (AWIRS).

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Professor David Peetz, Griffith University

Professor David Peetz has been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia and China, and undertaken work for unions, employers and governments of both political persuasions.

  Associate Professor Rae Cooper, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School
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Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury AM, University of Sydney Business School

Russell Lansbury is Emeritus Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. He is a former President of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association.

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Dr Damian Oliver, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School

For more than ten years, Damian has been conducting research in Australia and overseas on work and employment relations. His particular focus is the transition from education to work and the intersection between education and labour market institutions.

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Dr Rose Ryan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School

Rose has been working in the field of labour and employment relations since the mid-1980s, having undertaken research into or been involved with many of the public policy reforms in the field over that time.

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Dr Chris F. Wright, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

Chris's research covers various aspects of labour market regulation and the responses of governments, employers and trade unions to structural economic change. He has published across these areas in leading management, political science and economics journals.

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