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The Industrial Relations Society of South Australia Inc (IRSSA) trading as ALERA SA is an organisation committed to fostering discussions, research and education in the field of industrial relations and employment maters more generally. 

ALERA SA has more than 230 members drawn from unions, employers, governments the State and Federal industrial tribunals, the legal profession, industrial relations consultants, human resource specalists and universities.

Membership is open to practitioners in the industrial relations field and those engaged win industrial relations research, teaching or study. Some of the benefits of membership of the Society are:

  • The Society keeps its membership informed of current developments in industrial relations, both national and international, through quarterly publication of the Journal of Industrial Relations, as well as through regular newsletters
  • The Society hosts activities for members and invited guests. These include information seminars, lectures and panel discussions and bi-annual conventions featuring guest speakers on topics of interest to the industrial relations fraternity. Members enjoy discounted prices. 
  • The Society provides an ideal forum to meet with others who are active participants in the field, or who have a major interest in the area, in the spirit of the free exchange of ideas, mutual understanding and exploring of experiences. 

The IRSSA is an incorporated body pursuant to the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) and its constitution provides for an annual election of the Committee of Management and the presentation of audited financial accounts. The Annual General Meetings are normally held in August each year. 

The Society's parent body is the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (formally the Industrial Relations Society of Australia). Originally formed in May 1965, ALERA has matured into one of the leading professional organisations in Australia, with constituent societies in each State, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, and links with the International Labour and Employment Relations Association


ALERA SA facilitates a series of professional development events and networking opportunities, bringing the South Australian IR community together for discussion, collegial debate and education.

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ALERA SA members receive a free subscription to the  highly-respected Journal of Industrial Relations published by ALERA since 1959. JIR covers a wide range of employment and workplace relations issues. 

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There is always a lot happening in the world of Industrial Relations. Stay up up to date.

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Postal: PO Box 10265, Adelaide BC SA 5000
Phone: 1300 918 207


ABN 27 907 944 812


ALERA SA is a member of  ALERA.  ALERA is governed by an Executive Committee made up of representatives from the affiliated States and Territory bodies. ALERA brings together representatives of trade unions, employers, Government, the legal profession and academics and to both organise and foster discussion, research, education and publication within the field of industrial and workplace relations.

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