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Professor Emeritus David Peetz

David Peetz

Professor Emeritus David Peetz is the Carmichael Centre's Laurie Carmichael Distinguished Research Fellow.

Prof. Peetz is one of Australia’s most outstanding labour policy experts. He has recently retired from a long career at Griffith University, where he served as Professor of Employment Relations at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing.

He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and author of several important books on labour policy, including: Unions in a Contrary World (1998), Brave New Workplace (2006), and The Realities and Futures of Work (2019).

Prof. Peetz has provided expert opinion in numerous labour policy forums at the state and Commonwealth level, including providing research and expert input to the Fair Work Commission, and heading an independent review of the Queensland workers compensation system. He has also been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia, China, and Geneva.

Twitter: @PeetzDavid


Charlie Joyce

Charlie Joyce is an Anne Kantor Fellow in the Carmichael Centre.

His research interests include climate industrial policy, workers’ rights, social policy, and international politics.

Charlie has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Politics and International Studies from the University of Melbourne. His honours research analysed Indigenous and multicultural policies proposed by major parties at the 2022 Australian Federal Election.

He has previously worked as a writer, editor, and student union organiser.

Charlie aims to continue Laurie Carmichael's legacy by contributing activist research to issues of great importance to Australian and global society through the Carmichael Centre.

Twitter: @cdwjoyce