Ron McCallum Debate.


The Ron McCallum Debate is an annual event sponsored by Harmers Workplace Lawyers, held in honour of AIER patron Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum.

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9th Annual Ron McCallum Debate.

Representation and Voice in the New Work of Work

4:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursday 31 October 2019
UTS Auditorium, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
14-28 Ultimo Road, Sydney

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Watch the 2018 Ron McCallum Debate

The 2018 Ron McCallum Debate topic was Collective Bargaining: Delivering in the public interest? Watch our panel explore the state of enterprise bargaining and discuss the form of collective bargaining into the future. Read our summary of the debate and download our discussion paper.

Ron McCallum Debate 2018

Collective Bargaining: Delivering for the public interest? Enterprise bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009 is failing. Agreements under our system may be reached without the involvement of trade unions and absent any actual process of bargaining. The number of...

2017 Ron McCallum Debate: summary

The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate provided an excellent and robust discussion on the current failings of the workplace relations system and proposals to fix it. Our amazing panel covered a whole range of issues in the course of the event. If you missed it, read our summary or watch the Debate

Watch the 2017 Ron McCallum Debate

The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate was one of the best yet! Watch our panel discuss and debate why the workplace relations system is broken and what is needed to fix it.

2017 Ron McCallum Debate

The 2017 Ron McCallum Debate is being held on Wednesday 25 October in Sydney. Join a great panel of speakers discussing and debating “The system is broken. What is the fix?”

Media Alert – 2016 Ron McCallum Debate

Rising inequality and growing insecure work are two key challenges of our time. The decline of economically secure, standard working arrangements is a world-wide trend with social, economic and political consequences.

The 6th Annual Ron McCallum Debate: Save the Date


Thursday 29 September, 
4pm – 6pm

 at the Four Seasons Hotel
, 199 George Street, Sydney

The 6th Annual Ron McCallum Debate will explore the implications of insecure and precarious work, in all its different forms, for workers, for business and for our society.