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Peter Costello was educated at Carey Grammar
and Monash University where he graduated in Arts and
Law with Honours. He was called to :he Victorian Bar,
after practising as a solicitor in Melbourne for some
years, in 1984 and has established himself in the fields
of commercial law and industrial relations. He is a
part-time teacher of Industrial Relations at Monash
University and he has appeared in a number of recent
cases against the trade unions at Common Law. He won
Liberal Party pre-selection for the federal seat of
Higgins in April 1989.
Michael Porter was educated at Scotch College,
Adelaide, the University of Adelaide and Stanford University.
He has held teaching and research appointments at Stanford,
Simon Fraser, Essex, and Australian National Universities,
as well as advisory posts in government and the IMF.
He has been Professor of Economics since 1976 and Director
of the Centre of Policy Studies since 1979 at Monash
John Hyde was educated at Hale School in WA,
and then became a successful wheat farmer. He became
Vice President of Dalwallinu Shire and subsequently
the Federal Member for Moore 1974-83. In the Parliament
he became known as the leader of the 'Dries', a heterogeneous
group of politicians concerned about the irrationality
of much of government economic policy.
Since 1983 he has been Director of the Australian
Institute for Public Policy and recently edited 'Wages
Wasteland'---a critique of Australia's Industrial Relations
Peter Reith, MP was educated at Brighton Grammar
and Monash University where he graduated in economics
and law. He practised as a solicitor until winning
the federal seat of Flinders in a by-election in December
1982. He lost the seat in February 1983 but won it
back in 1984. He was appointed shadow Attorney General
in 1987 and played a leading role in the defeat of
the 1988 referenda. He was appointed Shadow Minister
for Industrial Relations in 1988 and shadow Minister
for Education in 1989.
Paul Gaynor was educated at Xavier College
and Swinburne Institute of Technology where he graduated
in Business. He began working in industrial relations
in 1985 with the Confectionary Manufacturers of Australia,
and in 1987 he organised the National Transport Federation
which has grown from 30 members to over 1000 members
in 1989. Mr Gaynor is Chief Executive Officer and Federal
Director of the NTF and Secretary of the Livestock
Transporters' Association of Victoria.
David Trebeck graduated in Agricultural Science
at the University of Sydney and in Economics from the
University of New England and has had a distinguished
career in the rural industries. He has worked for,
or been associated with, the NSW Department of Agriculture,
the Australian Woolgrower's and Grazier's Council,
the National Farmers' Federation, the Australian Shippers'
Council, the National Bulk Commodities Group, and the
Australian Meat and Livestock Corporation. Since 1983
he has been Principal Consultant with ACIL Australia
Pty Ltd, a leading consultancy group based in Melbourne
Ian McLachlan AO was educated at St Peter's
College Adelaide and Cambridge University UK. He is
Managing Director of Nangwarry Pastoral Co. Pty. Ltd.,
Deputy Chairman of S A Brewing Co since 1983, and a
director of Elders IXL since 1980. He was President
of the National Farmers Federation from 1984 to 1988.
Des Moore was educated at Geelong Grammar,
University of Melbourne, and the London School of Economics.
He joined the Commonwealth Treasury in 1959 where he
had a distinguished career culminating in his appointment
as Deputy Secretary responsible for General Financial
Economic Policy. He resigned from the Treasury in 1987
to take up an appointment as Senior Fellow at the Institute
of Public Affairs in Melbourne.
Geoffrey de Q. Walker graduated in law from
the University of Sydney and then studied at the University
of Pennsylvania where he was awarded a doctorate in
law. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania,
the University of Sydney, the Australian National University,
as well as the University of Queensland where he is
currently Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty
of Law. From 1974 to 1978 he was Assistant Commissioner
with the Trade Practices Commission in Canberra.
He has published widely, his most recent book being
the authoritative and influential 'The Rule of Law---Foundation of Constitutional Democracy', MUP, 1988.
Joe Thompson, AM was educated at Christian
Brothers College at Manly and subsequently at Harvard
University. He has had a distinguished career in the
trade union and labor movement with the Vehicle Builders'
Union and as a Legislative Councillor in NSW from 1974.
He was President of the Labor Council of NSW from 1984
Vern Routley is a former trade union official
and financial trade union member 1948-50 and 1952-86
who retired recently after 35 years in the Federal
Labour Department. His association with industrial
relations in Australia goes back to 1945. He obtained
a M.Comm. degree from the University of Melbourne and
has published several books since 1968, the latest
of which 'Instead of Trade Unions' appeared in February
Andrew Brideson is currently President and
Executive Officer of the Teacher' Association of Australia,
and of the Victorian Affiliated Teachers' Federation.
In these capacities he has gained considerable experience
in the industrial relations system at both the state
and federal levels. He is a trained primary teacher
with twenty years teaching experience in both metropolitan
and country schools.
Ross Parish is Professor of Economics at Monash
University. He was educated at Murwillumbah High School,
the University of Sydney and the University of Chicago
where he obtained his PhD in economics. He advocated
state aid to private education, by means of a voucher
scheme in 1962. Recently he has proposed substantial
cuts in government spending and further privatisation
of education (in 'Spending and Taxing: Australian Reform
Options' Allen and Unwin 1987). He has served as Research
Director of the Centre for Independent Studies, and
is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and a Fellow
of the Australian Academy of Social Science.