2015 Fay Gale Lecture

Holding up half the sky? Women at work in the 21st Century by Professor Barbara Pocock FASSA
Adelaide- Tue 18 August, 5.30pm-6.30pm RSVP 
Brisbane- Thur 20 August, 5.00pm-6.00pm RSVP

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Professor Bruce Chapman AM, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Fellow of ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Bruce Chapman who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his contributions to the profession, the Society and the nation over more than three decades. The Award was announced and presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) in July and was accompanied by a citation which will be published in an appropriate issue of The Economic Record.    
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Professor Jonathan Pincus, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Jonathan Pincus who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public policy through application of the principle of Economics to a diversity of applied policy issues. The Award was announced and presented at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) in Brisbane in July and was accompanied by a citation which will be published in an appropriate issue of The Economic Record. This is the second time the award has been made, with Professor Gary Banks AO, FASSA being the first recipient in 2014.
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Professor Bryan S Turner, FASSA wins Max Planck Research Award ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Bryan Turner, FASSA who has won the Max Planck Research Award for 2015 on the topic "Religion and Modernity: secularization and social and religious pluralism' for 3-5 years. The Max Planck Research Award is one of the most highly endowed academic prizes in Germany. It is awarded annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society to one researcher working in Germany and one working abroad.  The award is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and provides 750,000 euros over a three to four year period. Professor Turner is the Director of the Institute for Religion Politics and Society at ACU (Melbourne) and Director for the Study of Religion at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He will be hosted by the University of Potsdam during the funding period.  The award ceremony will be held in Berlin on December 8, 2015 and the actual research will commence on January 1, 2016.
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Professor Greg Bamber FASSA elected Fellow of the US Labor ...

The US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has elected as Fellows Professor Greg Bamber FASSA of Monash Business School and Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA of Sydney University’s Business School. This prestigious award recognizes their contributions to the field of international and comparative employment relations. The award recognizes scholars “who have made contributions of unusual distinction from such disciplines as Industrial Relations, Law, Economics, Human Resources, Business, Sociology, Political Science and Organizational Behavior.” This is the first time that this award has been conferred on anyone who does not live in North America or the UK. LERA confers it on only three scholars per year at its Annual Meeting, which was held this year in Pittsburgh.
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Professor Bryan S Turner, FASSA wins Max Planck Research

The Academy congratulates Professor Bryan Turner, FASSA who has won the Max Planck Research Award for 2015 on the topic "Religion and Modernity: secularization and social and religious pluralism' for 3-5 years. The Max Planck Research Award is one of the most...

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Professor Jonathan Pincus, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy

The Academy congratulates Professor Jonathan Pincus who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Public Policy Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public policy through application of the principle of Economics to a diversity of...

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Professor Bruce Chapman AM, FASSA the 2015 Distinguished Fellow

The Academy congratulates Professor Bruce Chapman who has been made the 2015 Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia in recognition of his contributions to the profession, the Society and the nation over more than three decades. The Award was announced and...

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Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA elected Fellow of the

The US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has elected as Fellows Professor Greg Bamber FASSA of Monash Business School and Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA of Sydney University’s Business School. This prestigious award recognizes their contributions to the field of international...

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Professor Greg Bamber FASSA elected Fellow of the US

The US Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) has elected as Fellows Professor Greg Bamber FASSA of Monash Business School and Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury FASSA of Sydney University’s Business School. This prestigious award recognizes their contributions to the field of international...

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Professor Peter Saunders FASSA appointed to World Bank's

Professor Peter Saunders has been appointed to the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty.  The Commission has been established to provide answers to key questions about the Bank's new poverty targets and measures. Professor Saunders is renowned for his research...

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Professor Anthony Elliott appointed as Executive Director of the

Professor Anthony Elliott has been appointed by the European Commission as Executive Director of the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations.  Professor Elliott will undertake this appointment in conjunction with his current position as Director of the Hawke Research...

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Professor Ron Rapee AM FASSA awarded ARC Australian Laureate

Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee AM FASSA has been awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship - one of only 15 awarded nationally. This award reflects Professor Rapee's outstanding contribution to research.  Professor Rapee's Laureate program is 'Development of emotional functioning during adolescence'. This...

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Professor Steven Schwartz AM FASSA to Chair ACARA

Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM FASSA has been appointed as the new Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). ACARA is responsible for the management of curriculum, assessment and reporting at the national level and reports to all Ministers for Education through...

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Deborah Terry

The Academy congratulates Professor Deborah Terry AO, for distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector through senior administrative roles, as an academic and researcher in the field of psychology, and as a mentor. ...

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Philippa Pattison

The Academy congratulates Professor Philippa Pattison AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education, particularly through contributions to the study of social network modelling, analysis and theory, and to university leadership and administration. ...

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Ross Milbourne

The Academy congratulates Professor Ross Milbourne AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to higher education, to academic leadership and administration, to the promotion of excellence in teaching and research, as an economist, and to professional tertiary...

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Queen’s Birthday 2015 honours for Professor Kym Anderson

The Academy congratulates Professor Kym Anderson AC, who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to higher education as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of agricultural economics, to the study of international trade and poverty...

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Dame Quentin Bryce received 2015 Australian Award for Excellence

Dame Quentin Bryce, FASSA, receives the national award of the 2015 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.  She was recognised for her role as Australia’s first female Governor-General, and invaluable contribution to advancing human rights and equality, the rights of women...

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Professor Peter McDonald AM receives the 2015 Irene B

Professor Peter McDonald AM has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Irene B. Taeuber Award. The major prize, from the Population Association of America, recognises unusually original or important contributions to the scientific study of population, or a record of exceptionally...

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Prof Ken Henry appointed Chairman of National Australia Bank

Former Treasury secretary Professor Ken Henry has been appointed as Chairman of National Australia Bank. ...

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Prof Fran Baum to co-direct a new Centre

Professor Fran Baum, FASSA will co-Direct a new Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) on the Social Determinants of Health Equity at Flinders University. To view the full article please visit http://indaily.com.au/flinders-news/2015/04/24/putting-policy-on-track-for-better-health-2/ ...

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Marginson to head Global Higher Education Research Centre

The UK government announced £6 million ($11.5m) in funding for a new Centre for Global Higher Education to be headed by Simon Marginson, a professor with the University of London’s Institute of Education and formerly of Melbourne University. ...

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Peter Shergold, FASSA to chair government’s university standards

Former top bureaucrat Peter Shergold will chair Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s Higher Education Standards Panel as the government pursues its university deregulation agenda. ...

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Adrian Pagan

The Academy congratulates Professor Adrian Pagan who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic economist, to the development of public policy research as an author, and through contributions to professional and financial organisations.  ...

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Peter Lloyd AM

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Lloyd who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to economics, particularly in the area of international trade theory and analysis. ...

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Janice Reid AC

The Academy congratulates Professor Janice Reid who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to the tertiary education sector through executive roles, as an advocate for equitable access to educational opportunities, particularly for Indigenous, refugee and lower socio-economic communities, and to...

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Riaz Hassan AM FASSA to lead UniSA's Centre

ASSA Fellow Professor Riaz Hassan AM, a leading sociologist and acclaimed author and expert in Islam and society, has been appointed to lead the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding in the Hawke Research Institute. ...

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Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) wins prestigious 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan

Distinguished ANU Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) has won the 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan Prize for Economics and Social Science for his contribution to Asian economic cooperation and development in East Asia. ...

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Prestigious Swedish University recognises Emeritus Professor, Dr Russell Lansbury

Dr Russell Lansbury(FASSA), an Emeritus Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS), has been made an honorary Doctor of Technology (Teknologie Hedersdoktor) by Sweden's prestigious Lulea Technical University.  ...

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ASSA Fellow Professor Catherine Waldby appointed Director for ANU

The Australian National University has appointed prominent academic and social researcher Professor Catherine Waldby (FASSA) as Director of the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS). ...

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Professor Joan Beaumont FASSA won the PM’s Literary

The Academy congratulates Professor Joan Beaumont FASSA who won the PM’s Literary Award for History for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War. (Allen & Unwin) ...

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Prof Sharyn Roach Anleu and Emeritus Prof Riaz Hassan

The Academy congratulates its Fellows who have been recognised at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) awards 2014. Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu (left) received an Outstanding Service to TASA award, while Emeritus Professor Riaz Hassan received a Distinguished Service to Australian...

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Glenn Withers elected as ASSA's President Elect

The Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, was elected as ASSA's President Elect at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy held in November 2014. ...

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Professor Anne Cutler announced as 2014 ISCA Medallist

The Academy congratulates Fellow Anne Cutler who was announced 2014 ISCA Medallist. ...

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Professor Philip Pettit FASSA awarded Spitz Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Philip Pettit FASSA who has been awarded the David and Elaine Spitz Prize for his 2012 book On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy. The Spitz prize is awarded by The International Conference for the Study...

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Dr Neal Blewett honoured for bipartisan work against AIDS

The Academy congratulates former Labor health minister Dr Neal Blewett AC FASSA, and his then Liberal counterpart, Dr Peter Baume AC. They were presented with life governorships of the Kirby Institute for their joint work in combating the terrifying AIDS epidemic in Australia in the 1980s.

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Professor Simon Chapman's "plain packaging tobacco" strikes again

Smoking rates over the past three years have seen the biggest drops ever recorded. "This is champagne-cork pulling time", Professor Simon Chapman of the University of sydney's School of  Public Health said on Thursday.  You can read the full article at...

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Chris Reus-Smit wins Susan Strange Best Book Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Christian Reus-Smit FASSA, who has been announced the winner of the 2014 Susan Strange Best Book Prize by the British International Studies Association for his book Individual Rights and the Making of the International System. ...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Tim Bonyhady was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education in climate and environmental law, as an academic and...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Professor Peter Bishop Dixon was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics as an academic, researcher and author,...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Barbara Caine was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to tertiary education, particularly gender studies, and as a role model and mentor. ...

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Barry Jones recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that the Honourable Dr Barry Owen Jones AO was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to the community as a leading intellectual in Australian public...

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ASSA Fellows recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that four of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014. Companion (AC) in the General Division: The Honourable Dr Barry Owen Jones AO, for eminent service to the community...

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Peter Shergold appointed head of TEQSA Council

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA who was appointed head of TEQSA Council. Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA was appointed to head the new council to advise the government on cutting red tape within the national higher education regulator, the...

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Professor Janeen Baxter will lead a new, multi-million

The Academy congratulates Professor Janeen Baxter FASSA, ARC Professorial Fellow at The University of Queensland (UQ) Institute for Social Science Research and School of Social Science, who will lead a new, multi-million dollar Centre of Excellence aiming to break the cycle of...

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Professor Amin Saikal AM received the Australian National University

The Academy congratulates Professor Amin Saikal AM on receiving the Australian National University Award for "advancing the reputation of the University". Prof Saikal has also been appointed as an ANU Public Policy Fellow.  ...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston

The Academy congratulates, Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston Skilbeck AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary education as an administrator, researcher and author, and through significant contributions to curriculum development and policy formation, both nationally and...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Ruth Fincher AM

The Academy congratulates, Professor Ruth Fincher AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education, particularly geography and urban studies, and to national and international geographic associations. ...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow

The Academy congratulates, Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to medicine in the field of psychology, as an academic researcher and author, and to professional organisations. ...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Charles David Throsby

The Academy congratulates, Professor Charles David Throsby AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the community as a leading cultural economist, to the promotion and preservation of Australian arts and heritage, and to tertiary education. ...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland

The Academy congratulates, Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland Blackshield AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the law as an academic, to legal education and scholarship, as a contributor to leading professional publications, and as an author...

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Professor Adam Graycar FASSA has become President of the

The Academy congratulates Professor Adam Graycar FASSA, Director, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, who has become President of the Australian Social Policy Association.  He succeeds Professor Peter Saunders FASSA, who has been president for the past several years. ...

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Neuropsychology Honour for Professor Emerita Gina Geffen AM

The Academy congratulates Fellow Gina Geffen AM FASSA, who has received the 2013 Award of Distinction of the College Of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological Society for her contribution to her specialist field and her contributions to the College over a...

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Professor Dennis Altman awarded Simon & Ganon Award

The Academy congratulates Fellow Professor Dennis Altman, who has been awarded the Simon & Gagnon award by the American Sociological Association for research in sexualities, the first person from outside North America and the UK to be recognised. ...

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Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award for Emeritus Professor

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen AM, FASSA, who has been selected to receive the prestigious Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award from the International Neuropsychological Society. Link:  Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award ...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Dr Duncan Standon

The Academy congratulates Dr Duncan Standon Ironmonger AM, Victoria, who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service to economics as a researcher, author and academic. ...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Emeritus Professor Norman

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Norman Alan Etherington AM, South/Western Australia who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service to education, particularly in the discipline of history, through contributions to heritage preservation and to the community. ...

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Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Simon Chapman

The Academy congratulates Professor Simon Fenton Chapman AO, NSW. who was conferred Officer (AO) in the general division for distinguished service to medical research as an academic and author, particularly in the area of public health policy, and to the community. ...

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David Walker appointed BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies

ASSA congratulates Fellow Professor David Walker who has been appointed as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. The Chair is an initiative of the Australia-China Council, the Foundation for Australian Studies in China, BHP Billiton, Peking University...

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Bill Gammage wins Victorian Prize for Literature

ASSA Fellow Professor Bill Gammage has won Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature. The prize is part of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, which were presented by Victorian Premier and Arts Minister, Ted Baillieu, at the Regent Theatre...

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Jane Stapleton receives William L Prosser Award

Professor Jane Stapleton from the ANU College of Law has been announced as the first Australian recipient of the Association of American Law Schools William L Prosser Award. Professor Stapleton, who also holds positions at the University of Texas and Oxford University,...

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Bill Gammage wins PMs prize for Australian history

On 3 July 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Awards at the National library of Australia. Among the winners was Professor Bill Gammage, from the Humanities Research Centre, receiving...

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Jane Stapleton elected Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn

Professor Jane Stapleton, FASSA, from the ANU College of Law has been elected as an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn. The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn is one the four Inns of Court, a professional association for barristers and judges located in...

Fellows' featured books and articles

Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt review's Thomas Piketty’s bestseller
by Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt

Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt review's Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century in an article in The Economics and Labour Relations Review (ELRR). 

Events coming up

Please note: Workshops are by invitation only

13 August 2015 | Workshop
Learning from discretion: how Australian governments can respond to uncertainty yet remain accountable
@ Australian National University, Crawford School

18 August 2015 | Lecture
Holding up half the sky? Women at work in the 21st Century
@ Ingkarni Wardli Building, Conference Room Level 7 North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

20 August 2015 | Lecture
Holding up half the sky? Women at work in the 21st Century
@ Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building #14, The University of Queensland

31 August 2015 | Workshop
The regional impacts of Australian asylum seeker policies
@ Swinburne University of Technology

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