Alera National Conference 2021, Melbourne, Australia, 15th & 16th October 2021 

ALERA National Conference 2020, Melbourne, 16th to 17th October

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International Consortium for Research on Employment and Work (iCREW)

Centre for Global Business, Monash Business School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

The International Consortium for Research on Employment and Work (iCREW) builds on a long tradition of excellence in the fields of industrial/employment relations, work and human resources research at Monash University that began in the University’s early years in the 1960s led by the late the Hon. Emeritus Professor Joe Isaac, AO, FASSA

This tradition includes a legacy from the former Australian Consortium for Research in Employment and Work (ACREW) as well as the former National Key Centre in Industrial Relations (NKCIR), which the Australian Research Council (ARC) had established at Monash in the late 1980s. The NKCIR was led initially by Professor Allan Fels AO, FASSA, then by Professor Malcolm Rimmer, FASSA. iCREW builds on this fine legacy.

iCREW promotes research and scholarship in the broad area of work, employment relations and human resources. Our key aim is the promotion of interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

We encourage projects in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors, especially with a view to producing high-quality publications. Our projects typically have an impact on society by contributing to enhanced organisational performance, improved wellbeing for organisational stakeholders, and the improvement of public policy.

Our specific aims include to:

  • Collaborate with private, not-for-profit and public organisations in addressing challenges and opportunities in our field.
  • Facilitate high-quality research, involving impact, engagement and publications.
  • Contribute to research-focused and public-policy debates in our field through seminars, symposia, webinars and other events
  • Foster links between Monash and other researchers locally and internationally.

Our members work collaboratively on research projects in a range of interdisciplinary streams. We foster research collaboration involving our members. We welcome visitors, research students, and other forms of engagement.


Journal of Industrial Relations

The Journal of Industrial Relations is a leading, high-quality peer-reviewed international journal administered by the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA). The editors invite scholarship from a range of disciplinary perspectives, examining any aspect of employment relations. Contributions exploring the traditional concerns of industrial relations as well as studies addressing the intersection of workplace, family and community are welcome.


Lander & Rogers

The Workplace Collective



Workplace Express


Workplace Wizards

Invitation to Sponsor the ALERA National Conference

We invite you to sponsor the ALERA National Conference. This is an ideal opportunity for your organisation to benefit from exposure to conference participants and potential participants, which could help to raise your profile and reputation, and expand your networks. The conference will include leading national and international speakers as well as delegates from around Australia. 


ALERA brings together people from academia, consulting, employers, governments, the legal profession, unions and other fields.

WHY SPONSOR? Apart from showcasing your organisation, sponsors are provided with opportunities to interact with the delegates; a hallmark of the ALERA conference is the convivial spirit. Print and social/electronic media report on the conference, and this will provide additional public exposure for sponsors. We trust the opportunity to sponsor the ALERA National Conference is exciting to you and we look forward to your participation and support. 

Should you wish to sponsor or have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact our conference managers: Helen – or Marg –