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12th Path to Full Employment/17th National Unemployment Conference - December 2-3, 2010

The Final Program is now available

The 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and the 17th National Conference on Unemployment will be held at the University of Newcastle from Thursday, December 2 to Friday, December 3, 2010.

Introduction:

Registration begins at 9.15am on Thursday, December 2, 2010 in the second-floor (Level 2) foyer of the General Purpose Building (GP) which is on the Callaghan West Campus of the University of Newcastle (click previous link for a map). The official program commences at 9.50am and two lecture rooms in the immediate vicinity are of the Level 2 foyer are being used: (a) GP Lecture Room 1.1; and (b) GP Lecture Room 2.1.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Plenary sessions are of varying lengths. The parallel session papers are 20 minutes for each presentation plus 10 minutes following each paper for questions and discussion.

09.15-09.50

Registration - GP Building Second Floor (Level 2) Foyer, West Campus with tea/coffee available.

09.50-10.00

Official Welcome from Professor Bill Mitchell, Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, Australia. GP 2.1

Plenary Session 1:

10.00-10.45

Feature Session

Room: GP 2.1
Chair: Bill Mitchell

Creating effective employment solutions for persons with psychosis.

Beth Cook, William Mitchell, Gorica Trajkovic and Victor Quirk, Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, Australia.

10.45-11.15 Morning Tea - GP Level 2 Foyer
Session 1: Parallel Session A - GP 2.1
Chair: James Juniper
Parallel Session B - GP 1.1
Chair: Michael Flanagan
11.15-11.45

The labour market experience of people with mental health disorders in Australia.

Beth Cook, CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

Walk the Talk: A program for surviving unemployment, staying healthy and getting a job.

Joan Silk and Vanessa Rose, Centre for Health Equity Training Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), SSWAHS.

11.45-12.15

The labour market experience of people with mental illness: a qualitative survey.

Gorica Trajkovic, CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

Marginalised Workers: Worth the Investment.

Joan Silk and Vanessa Rose, Centre for Health Equity Training Research & Evaluation (CHETRE), SSWAHS.

12.15-12.45

Education and Employment Outcomes for People with Disability.

Mike Dockery and Michelle Twigger, Curtin University.

Self Determination Theory and Employed Job Search.

William Mitchell, Joan Muysken and Riccardo Welters, CofFEE, University of Newcastle; CofFEE-Europe, Maastricht University Netherlands and CofFEE, James Cook University.

12.45-13.45 Lunch break - GP Level 2 Foyer
Session 2: Parallel Session A - GP 2.1
Chair: Martin Watts
Parallel Session B - GP 1.1
Chair: Riccardo Welters
13.45-14.15

The 'Aftermath' of the Global Financial Crisis and Dysfuntional Macroeconomics.

Neil Hart, University of Western Sydney.

Internal migration in Australia: Does it exacerbate or mitigate regional skills disparities?

Diana Castorina, Natalie Stoeckl and Riccardo Welters, James Cook University.

14.15-14.45

Fiscal Withdrawal and Real Wage Repression: A Stock-flow Consistent Analysis in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis.

Most. Tajkira Khandoker, James Juniper and Janet Dzator, University of Newcastle and CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

Contesting the Social Impacts of Neo-liberalism: Economic Recovery, Unemployment and Young People in the Illawarra Region.

Scott Burrows, University of Wollongong.

14.45-15.15

Where to from here: A 'decent' job is still a feasible human right and more important than ever.

Peter Kriesler and J.W. Nevile, University of New South Wales.

Regional Industry Diversity and its Impact on Regional Unemployment.

Stephen Mason and Dennis Howard, Southern Cross University.

15.15-15.45 Afternoon Tea - GP Level 2 Foyer
Plenary Session 2:

15.45-16.30

Feature address

Room: GP 2.1

A 'United States of Europe' or Full Exit From the Euro?

Marshall Auerback, Madison Street Partners, LLC, USA.

16.30-17.15

Feature address

Why do I keep hosting the National Conference on Unemployment?

Professor William Mitchell, CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

17.15 End of Day 1 Sessions
18.30 for 18.45

Conference Dinner - Surtaj Restaurant, 265 Hunter Street, Newcastle - Google Map of Location. The dinner is included in the full conference registration fee. Surtaj is in Hunter Street, Newcastle just east (towards the ocean) of the intersection with Darby Street. The restaurant in on the first floor of the building. It is about 15 minutes walk from Noahs on the Beach Hotel; and 5 minutes walk from the main Newcastle Railway station.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Session 3: Parallel Session A - GP 2.1
Chair: Victor Quirk
Parallel Session B - GP 1.1
Chair: Beth Cook
09.00-09.30

Basel Rules, endogenous Money Growth, Financial Accumulation and Debt Crisis.

Trond Andresen, Norwegian Institute of Technology, Norway.

Managing the Labour Market through Workplace Coaching.

Christiaan McComb, University of Newcastle.

09.30-10.00

Bad Banks: The German Experience

Cordelius Ilgmann and Ulrich van Suntum, Centre of Applied Economic Research, Munster, University of Munster, Germany.

Employment programs: the need for capcity development for participants and for providers.

Ed Carson and Lorraine Kerr, University of South Australia and Flinders University.

10.00-10.30

Financialisation: Prelude to Crisis

Bill Lucarelli, University of Western Sydney.

 
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea - GP Level 2 Foyer
Session 4: Parallel Session A - GP 2.1
Chair: Riccardo Welters
Parallel Session B - GP 1.1
Chair: Martin Watts
11.00-11.30

Londons' Silken Chords and the Depression We Had To Have.

Victor Quirk, CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

Did Switzerland take a free ride out of the 2008/2009 recession?

Michael Graff, Andres Frick, Jochen Hartwig and Boriss Siliverstovs, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.

11.30-12.00

Recessions and flexible labour markets.

William Mitchell and Joan Muysken, CofFEE, University of Newcastle and CofFEE-Europe, Maastricht University, Netherlands.

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Economic Reform Processes in Nigeria.

Abdul Jubreel Babatunde Odukoya and Salihu Abdulwaheed Adelabu, Universiti Utara, Malaysia.

12.00-12.30

Special Session

Room: GP 2.1

Michael Flanagan, CofFEE, University of Newcastle

A socio-economic atlas of Australia.

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break - GP Level 2 Foyer
Plenary Session 3:

13.30-14.30

Feature address

Room: GP 2.1
Chair: Bill Mitchell

Critique of, and Democratic Alternatives to, Quantitative Easing.

Professor Randy Wray, University of Missouri- Kansas City, USA.

14.30-15.00 Afternoon Tea - GP Level 2 Foyer
Session 5: Session - GP 2.1
Chair: Michael Flanagan
 
15.00-15.30

The misunderstandings of the intergenerational debate.

Philip Lawn, Flinders University.

 
15.30-16.00

Responding to the Global Fiscal Crisis with "Credibility": An Assessment of the Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks of the Inter-Governmental Organisations.

Timothy Sharpe and Martin Watts, University of Newcastle and CofFEE, University of Newcastle.

 
16.00 Conference Close

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