On Wednesday August 16, 2023, Sharan Burrow AC delivered the second annual Laurie Carmichael Lecture at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her lecture was titled "Global Workers Solidarity for a Peaceful, Sustainable World".
Ms Burrow spoke on the ongoing legacy of Laurie Carmichael's vision for Australian skills and industry policy, as well as his leadership in the trade union movement.
Drawing from this legacy, as well as her experience as a national and international union leader, Sharan Burrow proclaimed that once again the world is facing a "Laurie moment": where workers and trade unions can take a leading role in redesigning their industries and economies to respond to existential social, economic, and environmental challenges.
She concluded her speech by declaring: "Solidarity matters!"
Read Sharan Burrow's 2023 Laurie Carmichael Lecture HERE.
Nobel Laureate, former World Bank Chief Economist, and best-selling author Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz delivers the inaugural Laurie Carmichael Lecture on the topic "The Economic Benefits of Trade Unions".