‘Labour and Value’ AIRAANZ 2023 Conference, 8-10 February 2023

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) is pleased to announce a return to in-person conferences. The AIRAANZ 2023 Conference will be hosted by the College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University at Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2023.

The conference this year will be in-person

The AIRAANZ 2023 Conference will be hosted by the College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University at Peppers on Blue Resort, Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia.

There will also be a workshop for higher degree research students the day before, on Tuesday 7 February, at the James Cook University campus in Townsville, just across the water from Magnetic Island.

Keynote addresses will be given by:

  • Professor Patrice Jalette, Université de Montréal
  • Gail Barry, Traditional Owner of the Great Barrier Reef as a Kuku Nyngunkal Elder of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Nation. Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ, Townsville, and former Member of the Queensland Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce.

The theme of the conference is: ‘Labour and Value’

We look forward to welcoming you to AIRAANZ 2023 Conference. 

Key Materials You May Like To Review In Preparing For The Conference:

The conference program is available AIRAANZ FINAL Program.pdf.

Conference abstracts are available to Abstract Book V1.pdf

The conference will involve a higher degree research workshop on Tuesday 7 February, link to the program is available HDR Symposium 7 February - AIRAANZ 2023 FINAL DRAFT.docx All are welcome.

Interested in contributing to the Labour & Industry Conference Special Issue? See details Labour & Industry Special Edition[1].pdf

Interested in some activities outside of the conference? see Stephane’s guide Short List of Activities.docx. Or for more information see Magnetic Island guide here

When making your travel arrangements to the conference, please be sure to consult the sealink ferry timetable

Questions regarding the conference should be sent to Greg or Caitlin of Conference Solutions at or Stephane Le Queux at

Conference organising committee: Stephane Le Queux, David Peetz, Patrice Jalette, Siggi Gudergan, Robyn May, Robin Price, Noelle Donnelly, Chris F Wright, Michael Walker, Marjorie Jerrard, Daniel Dinale, Kaylee Boccalatte.

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