The John Curtin Research Centre presents ‘Fighting Inequality in the Age of Uber’, our fringe event at Victorian Labor’s 2018 state conference. Panellists Senator Kim Carr, Ben Davis (State Secretary, AWU Victorian Branch), Professor Janet McCalman and JCRC Executive Director
Nick Dyrenfurth will explore why Australia has one of the fastest rising rates of income inequality in the world
and debate the policies which can make tackling inequality the defining mission of government.
About our panellists
The Hon. Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator for Victoria since 1993. He served as a minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments and is Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Prior to entering politics Kim worked a secondary school teacher. Senator Carr is a JCRC advisory board member.
Ben Davis is the state secretary of Victorian branch of the Australian Workers’ Union and member of its National Executive. Before taking on those roles he worked as the union’s organiser for Central Victoria and lead organiser for the metropolitan area.
Professor Janet McCalman AC (University of Melbourne) is the author of a number of books exploring the history of class and inequality in Melbourne, including the landmark Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond and Journeyings: The Biography of a Middle-Class Generation. Janet is a JCRC advisory board member.
Dr Nick Dyrenfurth is JCRC Executive Director. He written or edited seven books, including A Little History of the Australian Labor Party, Mateship: A Very Australian History, and A New History of the AWU. Nick authored the JCRC policy reports Make Australia Fair Again: the Case for Employee Representation on Company Boards and Super Ideas: Securing Australia’s Retirement Income System.
Saturday 26 May 2018, 1pm - 2pm
2018 Victorian Labor State Conference
Moonee Valley Racecourse