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In the past months many voices called for increases in migration levels to address emerging labour market shortages, while others argue that this increase will lead to increased exploitation of workers in some areas of the economy.
Our presenters will provide their insights into the current labour market and the contribution of migrant workers and what employment law protections are in place.
Julie Gordon - Vice - President - NSW Industrial Relations Society
Chris Wright is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has previously held positions at the University of Cambridge, Goldsmiths, University of London and Macquarie University.
Chris’s research focuses on labour immigration, Australian and comparative employment relations, and the regulation of labour standards in supply chains. He has written commissioned research reports for the UK, Dutch and Australian governments, the International Labour Organization, the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and various trade union and business organisations.
Chris is the author of more than 80 scholarly publications, including articles in British Journal of Industrial Relations, ILR Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is an Associate Editor of Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society and the Immediate Past President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).
Ali Mojtahedi is the Principal Solicitor at the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre. He was previously a senior solicitor and principal solicitor at the Refugee Advice and Casework Service.
Ali is the lead author and editor of the 10th edition of the Immigration Kit and is member of several committees including as the chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of NSW, a member of its Public Committee and is the President of the Bankstown Community Resource Group.
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