Launch of the Long Term Unemployment Conference 2014

Long Term Unemployment Conference 2014

This conference will address the causes of long term unemployment and what can be done for these at risk groups of disability, mature age, youth, indigenous and regional  unemployed. The   conference aims to focus on Building Capability to successfully tackle long-term unemployment and how to create employment for the future. The conference will feature keynotes and over 50 selected presentations on research, policy, programs and case studies on long-term unemployment risk groups.

This year’s conference will focus around the following themes: 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.

Employment Recognition Awards

These Awards aim to recognise, raise awareness, and promote the benefits of employing at risk groups. We are seeking nomination for these Awards on the following categories: Disability Employment; Mature Age Employment; Youth Employment; Indigenous Employment; and Regional Employment Initiatives


A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from quarter page advertisements right through to conference partner status and the associated benefits and opportunities for organisations large and small. To find out more information about this conference program, abstract submission, Awards or Sponsorship please go to the conference website or  to contact the Conference Secretariat.

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Professor John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Nicholas M Wyman, Chief Executive Officer, WPC Group Ltd
  • Tony Nicholson, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Lawrence
  • Jennifer Taylor, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Tracy Adams, Chief Executive Officer, BoysTown

Would you like to make a 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.

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.


To find out more information about this conference program or to submit an abstract please go to the conference website or  to contact the Conference Secretariat on Ph: (617) 5502 2068