Addressing productivity in Melbourne

Professor Judith Sloan of the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, addressed the 250-strong audience on ‘Changes to industrial relations: changes in the way industry must operate’.

Currently Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, Professor Sloan drew upon her wealth of knowledge and experience in the industrial relations sector to provide insight into how changing industrial relations regulations would impact the pipeline industry.

Professor Sloan focused particularly on how changes to occupational health and safety regulations would significantly impact the pipeline industry and associated construction-related industries, and how best companies should become involved in the planning of these regulations.

Professor Sloan also presented a history of industrial relations in Australia and the difficulty of enacting strong industrial relations policies with constantly changing governments.

Professor Sloan is a Director of the Westfield Group and board member of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and her work is published widely in books, journals and newspapers. She was also a regular columnist for The Australian Financial Review and The Australian.

The APIA Melbourne Dinner was proudly sponsored by GHD and Nacap.

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