The biennial ASU National Conference was held in 2012 in Adelaide from Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, November 28 at the National Wine Centre. The theme was "union-ready, future-ready".
- Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Monday 26 November at the National Wine Centre. Sponsored by AustralianSuper.
- Women's Lunch, Tuesday 27 November at the National Wine Centre. Sponsored by ME Bank.
- Conference Dinner will be held on the evening of Tuesday 27 November at the Adelaide Town Hall. Sponsored by Hesta Super Fund.
- National ASU Delegate of the Year presentation (see names of nominees below). Sponsored by Government Skills Australia.
- Life Membership presentations (see names of recipients below).
- The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia
- Paul Schroder, AustralianSuper
- Tim Lyons, ACTU
- Debby Blakey, HESTA Super Fund
- Deputy President Peter Sams AM, Fair Work Australia
- Josh Bornstein, Maurice Blackburn
- Dr Anne Summers AO [read about Dr Summers' speech here: Are we serious about equality?]
- Benjie Velasco, Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA)
- Dave Oliver, ACTU Secretary
- Dr Joanna Howe, University of Adelaide
- Commissioner Peter Hampton, FWA
- Dr Iain Campbell, RMIT University
- Professor Barbara Pocock, University of South Australia
- Dave Garland, National Union of Workers
Following are the key presentations to be made at the National Conference.
- Equal Pay Campaign & Offshoring address - Linda White
- Superannuation Panel - David Smith
- Industrial Relations Panel - Greg McLean
- Workshop - Unfair Dismissals & FWA Dispute Resolution Procedure - Michael Rizzo
- Workshop - Insecure Work & Pressures of Modern Work - Warren Fridell
- Workshop - Bargaining in a Hostile Environment - Justin Cooney
Kristen Gilbertson, SA&NT Branch, Alexandrina Council [read about the presentation]
Zoé Kennedy, C&SQ C&A Branch, Mater Hospital Brisbane
Anne Watt, QLD (S&NA) Branch, Gold Coast City Council
David Scott, NSW US Branch, Upper Lachlan Shire Council
Maree McDermott, NSW&ACT (Services) Branch, Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services
Michael Vallis, VIC&TAS A&S Branch, Banyule City Council
Carolyn Cassar, VIC PS Branch, Jetstar
Andy White, WA Branch, City of Greater Geraldton
Mary-Anne O'Neill, C&SQ C&A Branch
Linden Scotts, NSW US Branch (USU)
Paul Slape, VIC&TAS A&S Branch
Barry O'Brien, WA Branch
Keith Harvey, VIC PS Branch
Maxine Winkley, SA & NT Branch
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