Join us for a Zoom forum with Alison Pennington, economic commentator and Senior Economist with the Centre for Future Work.
Alison has recently been quoted and published in various news outlets on the impact of the health and economic crisis on workers, and has made numerous TV, podcast and radio appearances on a broad range of topics relating to her areas of expertise.
In this Zoom forum, Alison will talk on the revamped war on wages and conditions, and the need for a COVID-era public-led economic reconstruction agenda. She will also consider broader questions of the prospects for workers and their unions during the recession and strategic priorities in response.
The content covered in her talk has been earmarked in her two articles ‘How the government is turning back the clock for women’, published in the New Daily, and ‘Why governments must spend, spend, spend to save the Australian economy’, from the Newcastle Herald.
About the event
When: Thursday 16 July, 2020, 6:00PM AEST
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About Alison Pennington
Alison Pennington is Senior Economist with the Centre for Future Work, a public commentator and writer. She conducts research on economic issues facing working people including collective bargaining and the role of government.
Alison has written for the Centre for Future Work on the evolution of collective bargaining, future skills, and labour market policies. In previous roles she has worked as union organiser in the CPSU, in public finance and foreign affairs policy for the Commonwealth government, and a public school music teacher. She considers economics a powerful tool for reinvigorating ideas about how society is organised, and for building a more democratic and meaningful life for everyday people.
Alison completed a Master of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, where her research focus was on the Australian finance system, housing and inequality. She can be found on Twitter: @ak_pennington
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