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  Issue No 17 Official Organ of LaborNet 11 June 1999  

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Letters to the Editor

Employment Conference for Newcastle


THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNEMPLOYMENT JOBS, POLICIES, MARKETS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA 23-24 SEPTEMBER 1999

CALL FOR PAPERS

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 18 JUNE 1999

The Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle is the conference organiser for the Sixth National Conference on Unemployment to be held in Newcastle from Thursday, 23 September to Friday, 24 September 1999.

The Conference will provide a valuable forum for all those interested in the issues of unemployment and job creation, skills development, social policy, industry and regional policy and the changing nature of work in Australia.

Keynote speakers will include:John Eatwell of Cambridge University, former shadow Treasury spokesperson in the British House of Lords and a leading international authority on unemployment and economic policy, and Dan Finn of Portsmouth University who has studied and advised on both Australian and European approaches to labour market policy. Other invited local and overseas speakers will be announced in due course.

The conference will focus on:

- Policies to deal with unemployment

- The new employment services market

- Social policy and tax reform

- Future of work and the workplace

Papers are invited in any of the areas outlined above, or on any other

aspect of employment and unemployment. If you would like to present a

paper, please follow the "Call for Papers" guidelines on the ESC Website:

http://u2.newcastle.edu.au/esc/conf.htm

The ESC Website will be updated regularly as conference information becomes

available.

REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

The 6th National Conference on Unemployment will follow the annual conference of the Regional Science Association, which is also meeting in Newcastle from September 19-22. The theme of this conference is regional renewal. Further information is available from Moira Gordon.

On the afternoon of Wednesday September 22, a tour will be offered for participants in both conferences of BHP's Newcastle Steelworks, which is closing at the end of September. This is a unique opportunity to get a last glimpse of an icon of Australia's industrial architecture and history.

Conference inquiries should be directed to Linda Cooper, Conference Co-ordinator. mailto:[email protected]

Linda Cooper

Employment Studies Centre

University of Newcastle

CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

AUSTRALIA

Tel 02-49216012

Fax 02-49216911


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