Awards

Vic Taylor Best Labour & Industry Article Award

Vic Taylor Best Labour & Industry Article Award

What is now the Vic Taylor/AIRAANZ Best Labour & Industry Article Award was formerly awarded to the best and/or most promising paper presented at AIRAANZ’s annual conference. But from 2020 it will be awarded to the best article accepted for publication by Labour & Industry (L&I) in the 12 months preceding the AIRAANZ conference. The author is required to be an AIRAANZ member.

Having qualified for entry, papers will be judged on:

  • the nature and extent of contribution to our understanding of industrial/employment relations and/or work (broadly conceived);
  • in the case of empirical papers, the appropriateness and rigour of research methods employed in answering the research question(s), which must add significant value to the field.

The prize for this award will be AUD$1000, irrespective of how many authors it has. The author(s) of the winning paper will be advised at least two months before the next AIRAANZ conference and invited to attend it for the presentation. In the event that they are unable to attend, they will be asked to nominate a representative to receive the award at the conference on their behalf.

Vic Taylor was a founding member of AIRAANZ who passed away in September 2004. This award was established in his honour by Dr Doreen Tan, his widow, in consultation with some of Vic’s colleagues and friends in AIRAANZ.

Summary Of Award Recipients 2008 – 2020

2018

Vic Taylor Best Paper - Kurt Walpole

2017

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Desmond Tutu Ayentimi

2016

Vic Taylor Best Paper - Hugh Bainbridge & Mandy Fong

2015

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Sue Williamson, Michael O’Donnell and Joshua Shingles

2014

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Damian Oliver

2013

Vic Taylor Most Promising Paper – Timothy Bartram, Brendan Boyle, Anthony McDonell, Pauline Stanton and John Burgess

2012

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Glenda Maconachie and Miles Goodwin

2011

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Susie Elliott, Sarah Charlesworth and Marian Baird

2010

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Jim Arrowsmith and Jane Parker

2009

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Kim Southey

2008

Vic Taylor Best Paper – Paula McDonald, Jennifer Waterhouse, Fiona Macdonald and Ashlea Kellner