The Long Term Unemployment Conference

The Long Term Unemployment Conference, 18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Gold Coast will address the causes, consequences and strategies for long term unemployment. The theme of the conference is BUILDING CAPABILITY, to better understand the social implications of long term unemployment and employment creation programs.  The conference will focus on the at risk groups of disability, mature age, youth, indigenous and the regional unemployed.

Conference topics include:

  • causes of LTU
  • prevention
  • early intervention; very LTU
  • mental health relating to LTU
  • social inclusion
  • place based employment programs and job creation
  • employer incentives
  • education, training, apprenticeships, vocational skills
  • skills shortages and employability
  • delivery of employment services
  • software and innovation. 

Would you like to speak at the Conference?
There will be over 50 selected presentations on research, policy, programs and case studies on long term unemployment initiatives.

Call for papers closing end of April
Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit your abstract

Conference Advisory Committee includes:

  • Professor  John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney
  • Mr Nicholas M Wyman, Chief Executive Officer, WPC Group Ltd
  • Mr Tony Nicholson, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Lawrence
  • Ms Tracy Adams, Chief Executive Officer, BoysTown
  • Ms Jennifer Taylor, Deputy Secretary, Department of Employment.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor William Mitchell, Centre of Full Employment & Equity,
    University of Newcastle
  • Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Service
  • Dr Geoff Waghorn, Head of Social Inclusion and Recovery Research, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR)
  • Professor Phil Lewis, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Research, University of Canberra
  • Mr Mark Spinks, Chairman, Babana Mens Group
  • Senator Dr Chris Back, Liberal Senator for Western Australia, Chair of the Parliamentary Education and Employment Committee
  • Representatives from the Department of Employment and Department of Human Services.

An invitation to open the conference has been sent to Senator, The Hon Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment.

A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations large and small. For more information about sponsorship

For further information, please visit the conference website or contact the Conference Secretariat.

Long Term Unemployment   Long-Term   Unemployment Conference   2014
Mature Age | Youth | Indigenous | Disability | Regional |
18-19 August 2014, QT Hotel Surfers Paradise
Ph: (61 7) 5502 2068 Fax: (61 7) 5527 3298