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PhD candidate, School of Management, Curtin University

I am a postgraduate researcher in the fields of industrial relations and labour history. In the final stages of my PhD on the rise and fall of trade unionism in Western Australia’s Pilbara mining region and the implications for today.

Publications include:

Fox C., Vassiley A., Oliver B. and Layman L (eds). 2019 Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle (2nd ed). Melbourne: Interventions.

Vassiley A. 2018 “Establishing trade unionism in the emerging iron ore mining industry in Western Australia’s Pilbara region: 1965-1972.” Labour History 115: 105-127 (ABDC ranking A).

Vassiley A. 2016. “’There’s no flies at Noonkanbah but the scabs are on the way’: Trade union support for Aboriginal rights during the Noonkanbah dispute 1979-80.” Labour History 110: 77-95 (ABDC ranking A).


  • –present
    PhD candidate, School of Management, Curtin University


  • 2012 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/History