The 2017 Helen Hughes Lecture will be presented by guest speaker John Slater who will talk about why Industrial Relations reform is critical to unlocking Australia’s full economic potential in the decades to come.

The lecture allows a prominent emerging thinker to discuss a pertinent social or economic policy issue of national importance. This lecture not only acknowledges Helen’s contribution to many fields of Australian and international public life, but also her contribution as an educator and mentor of young people from around the world.