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L20 Forum: More jobs, better jobs for Stronger Growth - Melbourne, Australia, 24 June 2014
A panel discussion with C20, B20, T20, Y20 and invited guests


The L20 will convene its first Forum in Melbourne to step up dialogue on ‘Jobs and Growth’ with other official G20 outreach groups including the Business 20 (B20), Civil 20 (C20), Think 20 (T20) and Youth 20 (Y20).

Under the Australia’s G20 Presidency, an Australian L20 Steering Committee chaired by ACTU President Ged Kearney has been established. The Australian L20 Steering Committee liaises closely with ITUC and TUAC in planning and convening L20 events and activities and ensuring appropriate L20 representation at all G20 meetings. This includes the Employment Task Force and Sherpa meetings, Labour and Finance Ministers meetings and G20 Summits.

At the Forum, members of the L20 will first discuss key messages for the L20 Summit in November and confirm policy goals leading up to the G20 Brisbane Leaders’ Summit in closed morning sessions, which will be followed by outreach group sessions in the afternoon:

13.00-14.30 Fighting inequality, sharing risk and building capability

Panel discussion: The role of government in fair societies
Tim Costello, C20
Holly Ransom, Y20
Prof Barbara Pocock, University of SA
John Falzon, St Vincent de Paul

Summation: Dave Oliver or Sharan Burrow

14.45-16.15 Quality jobs, Investment and Infrastructure

Panel discussion: Policy coherence and implementation of G20 decisions
• John Evans, TUAC
Jim Stanford, Economist, UNIFOR
Robert Milliner, B20
Mike Callaghan, T20

Summation: Sharan Burrow or Dave Oliver

16.15-16.45 The Last Word

An ILO perspective on the G20 process
• Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director General, ILO and ILO Sherpa to the G20

16.45-17.00 Press Conference

“More jobs, better jobs for stronger growth”
Sharan Burrow and Dave Oliver