Prof Elisabeth Porter, Friday 26 October. This seminar examined four things. First, it provided background on why consideration of women's security is linked to work and life issues. Second, it outlined the global momentum that led to the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on 'Women, Peace and Security'. Third, it outlined remaining challenges, particularly women's absence or marginalisation from official peace processes, negotiating tables and decision-making opportunities. Fourth, it offered some positive examples of how 1325 is making a difference in increasing the representation of women. The general argument was that gender equality, gender justice and women's rights are central to the reconstruction of countries emerging from conflict and insecurity. The seminar built on Lis's newly published book, Peacebuilding: women in international perspective (Routledge, London & New York, 2007).
Dr Helen Masterman-Smith, Friday 12 October. This presentation outlined the findings of a three-year study into how low pay affects the recipients, those who live with them, and the communities in which they live. Helen's PowerPoint presentation (1.36 MB)
Amanda Tattersall, University of Sydney and Working NSW, Friday 5 October. Whether in Unions@Work or the US Union Cities program, coalitions have been held up as one feature of a union renewal agenda. Yet the question of how and when coalitions are likely to deliver social change or transform unions receives limited attention. This presentation reviewed long-term coalitions in Canada, the United States and Australia, for the purpose of identifying common elements of coalitions and common measures for understanding how coalitions can enhance the ability of unions to influence decision makers, shift the political climate, sustain relationships with other organisations and enhance their internal capacity by increasing the engagement and participation of their members. Amanda Tattersall is both an academic and an organiser. She has completed a PhD on coalition unionism at the University of Sydney and published academic articles on this area. She is also a union and community organiser, and now the executive director of Working NSW, a new coalitions centre established by Unions NSW.
National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations, 2021 September 2007
Proudly presented by South Australian Working Women's Centre and the University of South Australia
Prof Margaret Hallock, Wednesday 19 September 2007. What good are university research centres? How can progressives launch research and policy that can make a difference? We discussed issues such as the structure of centres, strategy, dealing with the university as an institution, and external supports than can help. The presenter has experience in leading two centres at the University of Oregon, one of which she founded and still co-directs.
Assoc Prof Robert Hattam, Friday 17 August 2007
Prof Barbara Pocock, Friday 3 August 2007. In the year of a federal election this presentation reflected on what a new government might do over a three-year period to advance work and family issues.
Zaiton Hassan, Friday 22 June 2007. Zaiton Hassan is a PhD student at the Centre for Applied Psychological Research, School of Psychology, UniSA. Her research topic is socio-cultural influences on worklife balance and its impact on work and life satisfaction among Malaysian employees.
Jude Elton, Friday 15 June 2007
Dr Pip Williams, Friday 18
May 2007. This presentation discussed the physical and social
infrastructure that needs to exist for community to evolve in a new
development, and in particular how physical and social
infrastructures facilitate or impede the positive interaction of work, home
and community. In November 2007 Pip Williams gave an updated version of this
presentation to the State of Australian Cities Conference:
physical and social infrastructure in the master planned community
preliminary findings from the Work, Home and Communities Project'
(PowerPoint 1.82 MB).