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March 2010 Issue
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Who's the Boss? An exploration of the ongoing tug-of-war between fairness and flexibility in the Australian workplace.

When Labor swept to power in 2007 it carried a clear mandate to bury the Howard government's controversial Work Choices reforms.

Its Fair Work legislation, which took effect in July 2009, was eagerly anticipated by those seeking a more equitable balance between employee rights and employer flexibility.

But 8 months on, controversy remains. Some say Fair Work delivers. Some say it's little different. Others, including Opposition leader Tony Abbott, say it goes too far.

So how has Fair Work changed labour laws? What are its implications? And can the Coalition present a deregulatory alternative without reigniting community protest?

As another election looms, the University of Adelaide's Professor Andrew Stewart presents a timely exploration of these important issues.

WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 9 March
WHERE: Napier Building, lecture Theatre G03, North Terrace Campus
phone: +61 8 8303 3692

Northern Lights

Three of the University of Adelaide's historic architectural icons - Mitchell Building, Elder Hall and Bonython Hall - are again featured in this colourful display as part of the official program of the Adelaide Festival.

When: From dusk until 1.00am, daily until Monday 5 April
Where: North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free - all welcome


Elder Hall at the University of Adelaide will become home to a remarkable, dual series of concerts - with one series at Lunchtime and another at Twilight.

The Dualities concert series is part of the official program of the Adelaide Festival.

When: Lunchtime Series: 1.00pm, 1-5 March Twilight Series: 6.00pm, 3-5 March
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Tickets $28 (adult), $20 (friends/concession), $18 (student) - subscription packages available
Bookings: Book at BASS 131 246

Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL

Adelaide's favourite lunchtime series of music concerts returns in March, with an all-Chopin program to open the season. Concerts this month include performances from Kristian Chong, Peter Handsworth, Stefan Ammer and Mike Stewart.

When: 1.10pm every Friday from 12-26 March
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of concert. Special subscription passes also available - contact Claire Oremland on +61 8 8303 5925.

Fridays Uncorked 2010

The National Wine Centre of Australia invites you to celebrate the end of the week with a series of Fridays Uncorked.

Sponsored by Bethany Wines (12 March) and Starvedog Lane (26 March).

When: 4.30pm Friday 12 March and Friday 26 March
Where: National Wine Centre of Australia, corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide
Cost: Free entry including cocktail food. Wine from $4.50 per glass.

Inaugural Fay Gale Lecture

A Provocation from the Periphery: Rethinking 'The Human' in Memory of Fay Gale by Professor Kay Anderson (Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney).

Presented by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide, University of Western Sydney and University of Wollongong.

When: 5.30pm for 6.00pm Thursday 18 March
Where: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free
RSVP: For bookings, visit:

Centre for Automotive Safety Research seminar series

Vehicle Regulations for Pedestrian Safety by PhD student Daniel Searson.

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research invites you to a series of seminars addressing major topics in the fight to reduce road trauma and highlighting the latest research.

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 31 March
Where: Art Gallery Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register your attendance with Leonie Witter on +61 8 8303 4114 or email:

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