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Conferences, Professional development workshops, Seminars and Webinars hosted by irsnsw.

Our programs are designed to inform and encourage members and their guests to add to their knowledge and understanding of industrial relations by bringing together representatives of trade unions, employers and Government, the legal profession and academics

Our presenters are leading practitioners in their field who bring their experience and expertise to our members. Their willingness to share their knowledge, debate their views and answer questions is a highlight at each of our events. Recent Keynote Speakers have included:

    • Commissioner Janine Webster - NSW IRC
    • Tim Mc Donald - Partner - Moray and Agnew
    • Luis Izzo Managing Director – ABLA
    • Deputy President Peter Sams - Fair Work Commission
    • Gerard Dwyer - National Secretary-Treasurer - Shop, Distributive and Allied Employee's Association
    • Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker - Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Assistant Minister for Women

Many events are complimentary or at a discounted fee for members.

Upcoming Events in NSW

    • 19 July 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Queensland (IRSQ) Patron's Lunch

    If you planning a visit to Queensland in July and looking for a lunch option? Why not join your follow IR members for a few hours at the IRSQ’s annual 2024 Patron’s Lunch where guest speaker The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations will be discussing the recent reforms to Australia’s IR Policy.

    When: Friday 19 July 2024
    Time: 12:00 for a 12:30pm start
    Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    This lunch is available to all IRSNSW society members at the IRSQ members price by entering the code: IRSQLunch2024 when registering.  

    Learn more about this event and register now for your ticket.


    Link to learn more

    • 24 July 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams

    ALERA and IRSNSW are delighted to present a joint webinar on

     Fair Work Act Reforms

    Our keynote speaker Vice President Ingrid Asbury of the Fair Work Commission will share her insights and knowledge on the implementation of the recent Fair Work Act reforms.

    The Vice President has been appointed as the Member to oversee implementation of changes as a result of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Act 2024 and as the National Practice Lead for minimum standards for regulated workers.

    When: Wednesday 24 July
    Where: Webinar  - Online
    Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
    Cost:  Complementary for all IRS members nationally

    Ingrid Asbury is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission. Prior to her appointment as Vice President, she was a Deputy President of the Commission from 2013. Vice President Asbury is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Policy Arbitral Tribunal. The Vice President was appointed Commissioner of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in 2000 and has been a Member of the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors since 2001. Prior to her appointment to the QIRC, Vice President Asbury was National Industry Group Manager for the Australian Industry Group.

    This event is complimentary for IRS members nationally.

    For those members outside NSW wanting to register please email and we will be happy to set up your booking.

    Non member fee is $40.00 plus GST.

    The link for this event will be emailed 24 hours before the event. Participants are advised to check they have received the link two hours prior to the event.

    • 26 July 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Novotel Newcaslte Beach
    • 96

    IRS Newcastle Branch

    AGM | Women in Industrial Relations

    Date: Friday 26 July 2024

    Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

    Venue: Novotel Newcastle Beach


    Kate Eastman, SC

    Kate has over 30 years' experience in dispute resolution and advocacy in a wide range of employment disputes, all aspects of sexual harassment, discrimination and vilification law, public, education and health law. She is a recognised expert in human right law, internationally and in Australia. 

    She appears in the High Court, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission, Industrial Relations Commission and State/Territory tribunals and appeals in matters arising under the Fair Work Act and discrimination laws. 

    In 2021 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to human rights and to professional organisations. 

    In 2023 Kate was appointed as a Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission for a three year term.

    For any enquiries, please email

    *Booking terms and conditions apply

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