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    • 10 Mar 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street
    • 40

    Practical tips for practitioners delivered by experienced industrial relations professionals”.


    Topics covered will include:

    “Reporting on investigations on WHS matters” – This practical session will use actual incidents to guide the practitioner through the process of dealing with notifiable WHS incidents and drafting a comprehensive report for their client. - Graham Evans - Legal Practitioner 
    “Labour immigration in Australia:
    The implications for industrial relations”
    Chris Wright’s presentation examines the benefits and challenges on existing policy arrangements with a particular focus on IR issues:
    “Recent significant Fair Work Commission decisions” –

    Commissioner Johns OAM - will discuss recent significant Fair Work Commission decisions that will be of interest for all attendees.

    Crista Lenard - "K & L Gates"  will look at the usefulness

    of independent medical examinations in the workplace.
    “Post Employment Obligations - Confidential Information, Restraints of Trade and Protection and Enforcement  – Justin Le Blond –HWL Ebsworth
    “Workplace Investigations – time to reform our thinking?” – Mark Paul – Bartier Perry
    “Extreme Contracts” – Dan Dwyer - Employers are seeking for ways to reduce costs, and this presentation considers some novel employment contracts and contractor arrangements and asks whether these arrangements are "pushing the envelope" too far.  “IR and the Challenges of Change Management” – Pranav Bhatt – Transport for NSW


    Managing change is complex. Could a methodical approach and bringing people along the journey be your keys to success?


    Should you wish to find out more about this day click here to contact the organiser John Counter.

    If you would like to take advantage of the Member Only fee for this event and have yet to join irsnsw please click here to go to the membership application page.

    • 19 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 21 May 2017
    • 10:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Fairmont Resort Leura NSW

    Future Work

     The conference will focus on what we could face and what developments there could be for not only industrial relations but the workplace itself in years to come.

    An Early Bird Discount of 10% applies to all registrations completed (and paid) by 25th February 2017

    Held at the Fairmont Resort Leura

    Speakers and Session Topics will include:


    Federal Shadow Minister For Employment and WR Brendan O’Connor

    NSW WR Shadow Minister Adam Searle

    Natalie James, Fair Work Ombudsman

    Commissioner Leigh Johns, Fair Work Commission. -The Virtual FWC
    • Kylie Nomchong, Counsel, Denman Chambers
    • Glenn Fredericks, Counsel, Frederick Jordan Chambers The Year In Review
    • Jeane Wells NTEU

    Professor Bradon Ellem, Sydney University 

    Professor Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide

    Discussion Panel: Regulating Work – Uber

    • Associate Professor Sarah Kaine, University Of Technology Sydney
    • Sharlene Wellard, Meridian Lawyers
    • Tony Sheldon TWU

    Debate: Bringing Sexy Back - Is Industrial Relations as A Discipline No Longer Sexy?

    Facilitator Christa Lenard, K&L Gates

    • Yasseen Sharif, Counsel
    • Oshie Fagir, Counsel
    • Corban Hicks Fsu
    • Vanya Bulut, Counsel

    Special Guest Dinner Speaker

    For the detailed conference program click here

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship of the Conference gives your organisation the opportunity to bring its brand and/or name to the attention of a broad spectrum of Industrial Relations practitioners including employers, trade unions, employment consultants, tribunal members, academics, students and the legal profession. click here for further details.

    Conference Information

    Should you have any questions about the Conference please email your questions to: Boddhi@bigpond.com Or Telephone: Brad Buffoni 0403 316 205

    • 24 May 2017
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • Fair Work Commission - 80 William Street, East Sydney

    About the Course

    From May 2017, IRSNSW will again be running the popular “Advocacy in the IR Tribunals” course, in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

    This is a ten week course (one night a week) that teaches participants how to plan successful appearances and to develop quality advocacy skills. Participants have the opportunity to build on their skills in presenting in Tribunals, including through moots presided over by Fair Work Commission (FWC) and NSW Industrial Relations Commission members.

    IRSNSW offers the course in conjunction with the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS) at UTS. 

    IRSNSW Executive Committee member Damian Oliver is the course coordinator. The course convenors are experienced barristers Anthony Britt and Anthony Howell and FWC Deputy President Sams.

    Seventeen participants took part in 2015, with a range of backgrounds: officials from unions and employer associations, employment lawyers, public sector employment relations specialists and FWC associates.

    Dates

    The course will run from 24 May to 26 July. Bookings are now open and places are limited. The course costs $2400 with discounts for IRSNSW members and earlybird bookings. For more information contact Damian Oliver (damian.oliver@uts.edu.au). 

    To Book

    You can book your place click here


    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • K & L Gates Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    • 50

    Improve your dispute prevention + resolution skills!

    Led by Senior Deputy President Hamberger.

    As part of an initiative to promote cooperative and productive workplace relations directly to those working in human resources and employment relations, the Fair Work Commission in partnership with the Industrial Relations Society (NSW) will be again conducting two practitioner focused workshops in July and August 2017.

    This workshop will be led by  Senior Deputy President Hamberger of the Fair Work Commission who will be drawing on his own experience, as well as research conducted for the Commission into dispute resolution.

    The workshops will be interactive and have a practical focus. The emphasis will be on providing the participants with the tools to improve their effectiveness in dispute resolution and enterprise bargaining.

    With the number of participants limited for each workshop it is anticipated they will both sell out quickly - so be sure to book early!

    Price includes lunch, networking drinks and notes
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • K & L Gates Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    • 50

    Improve your enterprise bargaining skills!

    Led by Deputy President Booth.

    As part of an initiative to promote cooperative and productive workplace relations directly to those working in human resources and employment relations, the Fair Work Commission in partnership with the Industrial Relations Society (NSW) will be conducting a second practitioner focused workshop on 25 August 2017.

    The workshop will be led by Deputy President Booth of the Fair Work Commission who will be drawing on her own experience, as well as research conducted for the Commission into enterprise bargaining.

    The workshop will be interactive and have a practical focus. The emphasis will be on providing the participants with the tools to improve their effectiveness in dispute resolution and enterprise bargaining. 

    Price includes lunch, networking drinks and notes

    Numbers are limited so you are advised to book ealry

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