Upcoming Events in NSW

    • 21 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • K&L Gates. Level 31 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW
    • 12

    irsnsw Workshop 21 February 2018

    Preventing and Resolving Workplace Bullying Claims – the FWC’s perspective

    This will be a full day workshop presented by two senior members of the Fair Work Commission: 

    Senior Deputy President Hamberger,


    Deputy President Lyndall Dean. 

    The workshop will draw on the FWC’s own experience, together with the latest research.

    The workshop will cover topics including:

    • The legal framework, including recent case law;
    • How to minimise the incidence of bullying allegations (including how to deal appropriately with under performance); and
    • How to deal with workplace bullying allegations.
    A light lunch and morning and afternoon tea, and refreshments at the conclusion of the workshop are included.

    If you need help making your online booking or payment please contact membership@irsnsw.org.au  or call Barbara on 0420 768 736 

    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 8:18 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street Sydney
    • 44

    Join your colleagues in a full day session to catch up on the latest developments in Industrial Relations.

    Speakers & Topics Include:

    Dispute Resolution Provisions – Oshie Fagir – Barrister – Greenway Chambers

    Rising to the challenges of managing injured workers – Matthew Robinson – Partner – FCB Workplace Law

    Fair Work Ombudsman – Current Compliance Campaigns you need to be aware of in the workplace - Janine Webster

    Workplace Investigations – New emerging workplace issues for practitioners– Harriet Witchell – Wise Investigations 

    General Protections developments in the past 12 months – Alex Grayson – Principal – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

    Review of developments in unfair dismissal jurisdiction – Tim McDonald – Partner – Moray & Agnew Lawyers

    Emerging IR issues in the supply chain for practitioners – Luis Izzo – Director – Workplace Relations – Australian Business Lawyers

    Networking Drinks after the last speaker.

    Please note. 

    Fee quoted does not include GST. This will be added to the invoice sent to you  by email for payment.

    If you are unable to pay online with a credit card, then please advise us via membership@irsnsw.org.au when you have made a payment via EFT or cheque. We will not be able to confirm your registration until this notification has been received.

    • 25 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 27 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Crowne Plaza Terrigal

    Annual Conference 25-27 May

    The conference program will be published soon, but in the meantime here are details of some of the confirmed speakers.



    Conference Convenor Fiona Corbett




    • Mark Morey, Secretary, Unions NSW – The Union Perspective
    • Hon Brendon O’Connor MP – The Politician’s View
    • Aaron McKinnon, Legal Officer, Electrical Trades Union – Is Enterprise Bargaining Still Delivering?
    • Deputy President Anna Booth, FWC – Getting the Best out of Enterprise Bargaining
    • Ingmar Taylor, SC, Greenway Chambers – Practitioners/Participants Role in the System – from a right to appear to a right to be liable
    • Chief Commissioner Peter Kite, IRC of NSW – Is the system broken – the Role of the IRC NSW
    • Anton Duc, Barrister, State Chambers - Year in Review  
    • Steve Schofield, Group Head of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Downer Group -  Is the System Broken – the Employer Perspective
    • Professor Andrew Stewart, Adelaide University - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken

    • Jeanne Wells, Industrial Officer, NTEU - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken
    • Sharlene Wellard, Principal, Meridian Lawyers - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken
    • Justin Le Blond, Partner, Kennedys - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken
    • Luis Izzo, Director, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken
    • Cassandra Taylor, Lawyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers - The Debate – Unfair Dismissals – the System is Broken

    Session chairs:

    • Commissioner Leigh Johns AO, Fair Work Commission
    • Professor Marian Baird AO, Chair, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney
    • Christa Lenard, Partner, K&L Gates
    If you have a question about the Conference (rather than bookings and fees) please contact the Convenor Fiona Corbett by email Fiona Corbett  or call 02 9458 7327

    Important to Note

    • Fees quoted do not include GST this will be added when the invoice is created.
    • Non Members booking for this Conference will receive membership of irsnsw until June 2019.
    • Additional options e.g. booking for Thursday night, booking extra meals or accommodation for your partner can be made at the end of the process before the invoice is generated.
    • If you are unable to pay online and choose to use EFT or Cheque it is essential that you email membership@irsnsw.org.au to confirm payment. Your booking cannot be confirmed until we receive this confirmation.
    • Early Bird bookings will close at 5pm on 28th of February

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