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Abbott Government's IR agenda under the spotlight at 22nd Annual Labour Law Conference

22 Aug 2014

The Abbott Government's workplace reform agenda, including the current Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance controls over the construction industry and changes to the Fair Work Australia Act, will be some of the topics discussed at this year's Labour Law Conference.

The 22nd annual conference hosted by the Business School's Workplace Research Centre and Sydney Law School, will also analyse the top cases and the latest research on issues ranging from social media and unfair dismissal to employee freedom of speech rights and antidiscrimination.

The Keynote speaker will be the Hon. Jonathan Marc Hamberger PSM Senior Deputy President, Fair Work Commission. Mr Hamberger will examine the anti-bullying provisions in the Fair Work Act. The conference agenda includes:

  • Mutual trust and confidence: Barrister David Chin
  • Social media use and employee freedom of speech rights: Louise Thornthwaite, Department of Marketing and Management, Macquarie University
  • Unfair dismissals and termination: Neil Napper, Partner, Lander &Rogers
  • Anti-discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity: Therese MacDermott, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University
  • Restrictive covenants and restraints of trade: Cameron Roles, ANU College of Law
  • Award Reliance and Incentives to Bargain: Professor John Buchanan, Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney Business School
  • Developments in Collective Labour Law including the Trade Union Royal Commission and Enterprise Bargaining: Professor Anthony Forsyth, Graduate School of Business &Law, RMIT.
  • Key themes and messages from the day's proceedings: Joellen Riley, Law School, University of Sydney

Event details
Date: 25 August 2014
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Sofitel Wentworth Sydney