Social Justice Initiative

Temporary Migrant Work and Social Justice Workshop

Wednesday 7 April 2010, Melbourne Law School

 

The aim of the 'Temporary Migrant Work and Social Justice' workshop was to bring together scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss issues of social justice arising from temporary migrant work schemes. The workshop was convened by Dr Martina Boese, Dr Kate McDonald, Dr Michael McGann, Dr Winsome Roberts and Dr Joo-Cheong Tham and supported by the Social Justice Initiative.


Seminar Materials


Program:

The seminar program is available here.

Papers and Presentation Slides:

Session 1: Temporary Migrant Work in the Context of Changing Patterns of Migration

Chair: Dr Winsome Roberts, University of Melbourne

'Overview' by Peter Mares, Swinburne University

'Perspective on Temporary Migrant Work in Australia'

  • Boniface Town, Migration Institute of Australia
  • Peter Job, Department of Immigration and Citizenship PPT

Session 2: Working Conditions of Temporary Migrant Workers

Chair: Professor Marilyn Pittard, Monash University

'Challenges to Regulating the Working Conditions of Temporary MIgrant Workers in Australia' by Dr Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Law School PPT

'Working Conditions of Temporary Migrant Workers in Australia: Who's Vulnerable?' by Dr Iain Campbell, Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University PPT

'Perspectives on Working Conditions of Temporary Migrant Workers in Australia'

  • Tim Shipstone, Australian Council of Trade Unions DOC
  • Michael Campbell, Fair Work Ombudsman PDF
  • Nick Blake, Australian Nursing Federation DOC

Session 3: Living Conditions, Social and Political Rights of Temporary Migrant Workers

Chair: Associate Professor Sarah Biddulph, Melbourne Law School

'Temporary Migrant Workers and Their Political Rights and Ability to Participate Politically in the Context of Broader Political Economy' by Dr Winsome Roberts, University of Melbourne DOC

'Social and Political Rights of Temporary Migrant Workers in Other Countries / Continents' by Serena Lilywhite

'Perspectives on the Living Conditions, Social and Political Rights of Temporary Migrant Workers in Australia'

  • Jo Knight, Ecumenical Migration Centre
  • Professor Simon Marginson, University of Melbourne PPT DOC

Session 4: Progressing a Research Agenda for Temporary Migrant Work and Social Justice

Chair: Dr Martina Boese and Dr Kate McDonald, University of Melbourne

'Perspectives'

  • Associate Professor Santina Bertone, Victoria University PDF
  • Associate Professor Bob Birrell, Monash University
  • Nic Maclellan, Journalist and Research Associate, Pacific Labour and Australian Horticulture Project, Swinburne Institute for Social Research
  • Dr Michael McGann, Social Justice Inititative, University of Melbourne PDF

 

For more information about the workshop, please contact Dr Joo-Cheong Tham.

 

 
 
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