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The Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (Melbourne Law School) proudly hosts the CREEL Annual Lecture 2022, delivered by Emeritus Professor Michael Crommelin AO.
Australia is richly endowed with natural resources. The management of these resources presents enduring challenges. This lecture examines constitutional foundations of management of natural resources in Australia: colonisation, self-government, federation, property, jurisdiction and private engagement. It concludes that management goes well beyond mere regulation; it imposed demanding responsibilities.
This event will be held in a hybrid format.
To attend in person, please register using the ‘Book Now’ button.
To attend online and receive the zoom link, please use this registration link.
Foenander Public Lecture 2022
Dystopia or Utopia: What sort of work future is ahead and how can work design make a difference?
Presented by Professor Sharon K. Parker, Curtin University
Professor Sharon Parker will outline some of the big challenges ahead for work and workers that are emerging as a result of digital technologies. On the one hand, these technologies bring enormous opportunities for work and society, replacing ‘dull, dirty, and dangerous work’, and augmenting human performance in powerful ways. On the other hand, the technologies, and the work practices they enable, also bring significant risks for work and workers as well, ranging from the eradication of employment opportunities all together, to the creation of work that is more intense, lacking in control, and extensively monitored, amongst other such risks.
On the current trajectory, there is a real danger that we will see both more catastrophic events like Robodebt and flight crashes, as well as insidious negative outcomes such as growing levels of worker burnout. Against this backdrop, Professor Parker argues that researchers and professionals from diverse disciplines need to work together proactively to shape the design of technology, work and new ways of working. Using a work design lens, Professor Parker will argue for revitalised sociotechnical approach to create future work that is healthy and productive.
We are pleased to announce that this lecture will be delivered in-person. Join us for pre-lecture drinks from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.