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The AWU annual conference schedule

Thanks to reader Assad who points out that Ms Gillard consulted the independents and Mr Swan about the election.   She didn't name any other parties.   Assad points to this copy of the AWU's annual conference program, with the last day dedicated to Paul Howes announcing the AWU's Federal Election Campaign strategy.

Conference Media Highlights

Tuesday 29th January 2013 0:00

The AWU National Conference 2013 will feature speeches from a number of senior Australian politicians, as well as unionists, businesspeople, and activists from across the country and overseas.

Monday 18 February 2013

10:00am             Paul Howes - National Secretary  AWU Keynote Speech

2:20pm               A Country That Makes Things – manufacturing sector policy debate

3.20pm               Jay Weatherill – Premier of South Australia

4:00pm               Senator Joe Ludwig - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

6.30pm               Prime Minister Julia Gillard – Conference Dinner Keynote Speech

Tuesday 19 February 2013

9.00am               Dave Oliver – ACTU Secretary

9.40am               Jason Clare – Minister for Home Affairs

10:10am             A Country That Makes Things – manufacturing sector policy debate

11.15am             Manufacturing Roundtable Panel Discussion – with Phil Jobe (CEO Capral) and Professor Roy Green (Dean Faculty of Business UTS)

3:00pm               Wayne Swan – Deputy Prime Minister

6.30pm               Queensland Branch Dinner

Wednesday 20 February 2013

9.00am               Women in the AWU Roundtable Panel Discussion - with Ged Kearney (ACTU President), Carol Landry (USW International Vice President) and Marina Williams (AWU National Vice President)

10:00am             Greg Combet - Minister for Industry and Innovation

1:55pm               Bill Shorten - Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

2:45pm               Han DongFang  - Chinese labour activist and Tiananmen Square dissident

3.45pm               Kate Carnell – CEO Beyondblue

Thursday 21 February 2013

9.00am               Paul Howes - National Secretary, launches AWU Federal election campaign strategy