From Industrial Relations to Personal Relations:
The Coercion of Society


Judith Sloan has been Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies since 1992. She is also Adjunct Professor at Curtin University of Technology. Professor Sloan has held a number of government appointments, including membership of the South Australian Council of TAFE, Trade Development Council and the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Development Authority. She is currently an executive member of the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies and a member of the Boards of Santos Ltd and the South Australian Ports Corporation. She has published widely in journals and books, covering labour market, immigration, higher education and industrial relations issues. She is a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review.

Colin Howard was educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Worcestershire, and at the University of London and Melbourne University. He taught in the Law Faculties at the University of Queensland (1958-60) and Adelaide University (1960-64) before becoming Hearn Professor of Law at Melbourne University for 25 years (1965-90). He is now a practising member of the Victorian Bar, being perhaps best known for his constitutional expertise, but specialising also in commercial and administrative law, and has published a number of texts for both lawyers and laymen. During 1973-76 he was General Counsel to the Commonwealth Attorney-General; he is also a long established commentator on public affairs.

Bill Kerley was born in Victoria and educated at Melbourne and Latrobe Universities where he wrote his Master's thesis on European-Aboriginal relationships in the Western District and at the ANU where he graduated in law. Bill has worked in Canberra for many years, particularly in the area of industrial relations. He was Private Secretary to John Howard during 1988-89 when Mr Howard was Opposition Leader.

Ross Parish was Professor of Economics at Monash University from 1973 until his retirement at the end of 1993. He was educated at Murwillumbah High School, University of Sydney and University of Chicago, and is the recipient of a honorary doctorate from the University of New England. He has taught at Sydney University and the University of New England and had visiting appointments at Oxford and Stanford Universities and at the Public Choice Centre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has contributed to public debate on economic and social issues including wool marketing, conscription, environmentalism, consumerism and education.

Gerry Garvey has held the position of Associate Professor of Finance at Sydney University since December 1994. Prior to that he was Senior Lecturer with the Department of Economics at the Australian National University. He has been a consultant to the Business Council of Australia, News Corporation and the N S W and Victorian Treasuries. Gerry has been widely published in labour and finance as well as in law and economics. He is the author of the recently published Centre for Independent Studies monograph entitled "The Market for Employment". Gerry has a PhD from the University of California Los Angeles.

Geoffrey Partington was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Middleton, and Bristol University. After serving in the Royal Airforce he became a teacher, college lecturer, education officer, inspector of schools and headmaster before coming to Australia. He has widely published in learned journals and his books include "Women Teachers in the Twentieth Century", "The Idea of an Historical Education" and "The Australian Nation: Its British and Irish Roots". Geoff has twice been awarded the George Watson Prize for the best essay on political questions written in Australian during the previous year.

Barry Maley has been Senior Fellow with the Centre for Independent Studies since 1989. Before that he was, initially, Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science and later Senior Lecturer and Co-ordinator of the Graduate Program in Organisational Behaviour at the University of New South Wales. He has held appointments as Visiting Scholar at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the University of California at Los Angeles, Bath University, and Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London. Concurrently with his academic appointments, he acted as consultant to some of Australia's largest business organisations and Commonwealth and State departments on a variety of social science, organisational and management matters. Barry Maley has published widely.

Ken Baker is the Editor of "IPA Review", the magazine of the Institute of Public Affairs. He has occupied that post since 1987. Since 1990 he has also been Director of the IPA's Education Policy Unit and is the author, with Leonie Kramer and Susan Moore, of "Educating Australians", a critical review of curriculum, assessment, teacher training and school structures around Australia. His doctorate is in the sociology of culture.

Most Rev Dr George Pell, a member of the Chaplain Order of St Lazarus, has been Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne since 1987. He was educated at St Patrick's College and at Corpus Christi College in Victoria; at Urban University in Rome; Oxford University and Monash University. Bishop Pell is Pro-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University; Chairman of Australian Catholic Relief; Member of the Vatican Congregation for Doctrine of Faith and Vatican Council for Justice and Peace. He was Principal of the Institute of Catholic Education 1981-84; Episcopal Vicar for Education Ballarat Diocese 1973-84 and Rector of Corpus Christi College Clayton 1985-87.