Public Lecture by Mark Butler MP, President of the Australian Labor Party:

The Crisis in Unions - Implications for Australia and the Labor Party

Friday February 02, 2018 at 12:30pm - 2pm
Conference Room, Maurice Blackburn Sydney Office
201 Elizabeth St
Level 32
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Light lunch provided.


The Australian union movement, especially private sector unions, have experienced decades of decline in membership and power. Mark Butler - the Member for Port Adelaide, National President of the ALP and former United Voice South Australian Secretary - will discuss the existential challenges facing the union movement and why it is crucial for a fair and prosperous Australia that these challenges be met with bold ideas.

Mark Butler has been the Labor Member for Port Adelaide in the Federal Parliament since 2007 and is the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy.

He served as Minister for Ageing and Minister for Mental Health in the Gillard Government. He has also held the ministries of Housing, Homelessness, Social Inclusion, Climate Change, Water and the Environment.

Before Mark was elected to parliament, he worked for some of the most disadvantaged people in the community as an official with United Voice for over 15 years, including 11 years as State Secretary.


Admission is free, but attendance is limited: register now through the link below.

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