Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference

Finding solutions

The 2016 Long Term Unemployment conference wrapped up with an interesting panel discussion involving an employer, human resource manager, recruitment services association representative and representative from the not-for-profit sector. Focusing on finding solutions to long term unemployment from the employer’s perspective, the discussion considered many of the challenges faced from both the job supply and demand areas but also highlighted the opportunity for a more collaborative approach with greater awareness of the issues.

The conference provided an intimate environment for people within the sector to learn, present and network. Advisory Committee Chair Darren Coppin from Esher House closed with his ‘key nuggets’ of information drawn from the conference including the role of undertaking expressive writing in obtaining employment.

The ANZMH Association and the Conference Advisory Committee would like to thank our keynote speakers, session speakers, poster presenters, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for attending. Congratulations also to the 2016 Long Term Unemployment Award winners.

Employment Awards

The Awards recognised individuals and organisations for their continuous work and commitment to finding solutions to long term unemployment and the long term unemployed.

  • Youth Employment Organisation of the Year – Youth Projects, a member of CoAct
  • Indigenous Employment Organisation of the Year – BUSY At Work
  • Disability Employment Organisation of the Year – Job Centre Australia Ltd.
  • Regional Employment Program of the Year – Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation Ltd.
  • Employment Officer of the Year – Wayne Johanson, Nerang Neighbourhood Centre

Featured Speakers 2016

Charles-Cameron-RCSA Charles Cameron, CEO, Recruitment & Consulting Services Association
martin Mr Martin Hehir, Deputy Secretary, Department of Employment
ivanneville Ivan Neville, Branch Manager, Labour Market Reserach & Analysis Branch, Department of Employment
Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent (change and innovation)
Peter Strong, CEO, Council of Small Business Australia
Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

Conference Topics

Over 30 specialist sector speakers will present on a range of subjects including:

  1. Real solutions: programs and tools for organisations
  2. Behavioural aspects: relationship between mental health and the long term unemployed
  3. The marginalised unemployed: ATSI, LGBTI, rural and remote, people with disabilities, multicultural groups
  4. Issues affecting specific groups: young school leavers, mature age, untrained, over qualified university
  5. Future of Work: the changing face of work and the workplace
  6. Preparing people for work

Panel Discussion: The Employer Perspective

Moderated by the Conference Advisory Committee Chair Darren Coppin from Esher House, a highlight of the conference is a Panel with employer representatives discussing solutions to long term unemployment from a supply/employer perspective.

  • Paul Kahlert – General Manager, All Purpose Transport
  • Tim Shinnick – Regional Manager, Brisbane and Toowoomba, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Qld
  • Jane Oliver – Human Resources Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld)

Who Should Attend

The Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference is open to:

  • Academics
  • Apprenticeship Program Coordinators
  • Australian Disability Enterprises
  • Big Business
  • Business owners
  • Career Guidance Officers
  • Disability Employment Services
  • Educators
  • Employment Specialists, Career Coaches, Case Managers,  Mentors and Consultants
  • Federal and State Government Representatives
  • Human Resources and Diversity Managers
  • Indigenous Employment Programs
  • Industry
  • Job Services Australia
  • Local Employment Coordinators
  • Migrants and Refugees Programs
  • Policy and Research Managers
  • Psychologists working with job seekers and Organisational Psychologists
  • Regional Employment representatives
  • Researchers
  • Return/Back to Work and Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Service Delivery and Program Managers
  • Social Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
  • Social Inclusion Groups and Special Interest Groups
  • Training/Professional Development
  • Work Advocacy Groups
  • Youth Employment Programs

2016 Conference Advisory Committee

  • Mr Darren Coppin, Chief Executive, Esher House, Conference Chair
  • Ms Katrina Currie, General Manager Work & Learning, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Mr Chris Dale, General Manager – Strategy and Business Development for Artius
  • Mr John Perry, Director, Perry Group

Key Dates

  • Abstracts open: Tuesday 31 May 2016
  • Abstracts close: Thursday 18 August 2016
  • Notification to Authors: Thursday 25 August 2016
  • Author Acceptances: Wednesday 7 September 2016
  • Draft Program available: Monday 12 September 2016
  • Presenter registration due: Friday 30 September 2016
  • Full Papers for Peer Review: Thursday 24 November 2016
  • Early Bird Registrations Close:  Thursday 20 October 2016

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