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The Pacific Employment Relations Association is a regional association of the International Employment Relations Association,   Its principal focus is to bring together academics, students and practitioners with a focus on teaching, researching and practising employment relations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Rim.  Its membership is open to interested academics, students and practitioners.

This year we are organising a Learning and Teaching Symposium in Melbourne.  We are pleased to welcome on board the Academies Australasia Polytechnic as the host of this symposium. The symposium will be held at their main campus which is located on Level 4, 303 Collins Street, Melbourne (pictured right).  The campus is conveniently located across the road from the preferred conference accommodation provider, Novotel on Collins. 

Symposium Theme is:  The Changing Dynamics of Teaching and Learning.

We are also excited to offer 6 scholarships. Please see the L&T Symposium page for more details.

PERA hosts a biennially conference which brings together those interested in all aspects of employment relations, research, teaching and practice.  The 2014 Conference will be held in Darwin, Northern Territory. Details to follow. 

Theme: People, Management and Employment Issues

Keynote Speaker: TBA

International Employment Relations Association Conferences are also convened biennially. 
Further details can be found at


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PERA also publishes a journal, the Employment Relations Record.  Papers for refereeing are welcome on any aspect of employment relations, not just those related to Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Rim.  Enquiries may be made to the co-editors, Christine O'Connor, University of Ballarat, ( or Dennis Mortimer, University of Western Sydney (