You are kindly invited to submit an abstract for the Long-Term Unemployment Conference, 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel, Gold Coast. The Long-Term Unemployment Conference will focus on the at risk groups; MATURE AGE| YOUTH | INDIGENOUS | DISABILITY | REGIONAL

Abstracts submitted to-date include the following areas:

  • Economic Trends
  • Disability employment issues
  • Youth employment
  • Mature age employment
  • Indigenous employment
  • Regional, remote and rural employment
  • Culturally and language diverse employment
  • Mental health
  • Training, Apprenticeship, Vocational skills
  • Policy, guidelines, legislation


Authors from all organisations active in employment initiatives including, not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation.

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the Australian Long-term Unemployment Conference in 2014 are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20-25 minute presentations with 5-10 minute discussion). Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation instead.


Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays.

Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation. Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  1. Background
  2. Who should attend
  3. Structure of workshop
  4. Intended outcomes

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes.

Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review

All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.

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Long-Term Unemployment Conference
Mature Age | Youth | Indigenous | Disability | Regional
Phone 07 5502 2068

To submit your abstract online or for further information, please visit

Important Dates

Abstracts submissions close on 30th April, 2014

Author notifications on 7th May,2014