Workplace Review (WR)
People, practice, cases and trends in workplace relations
About the Journal
Workplace Review (ISSN: 1838-0999) provides IR and employment law practitioners with the practical insights they need in a readily accessible form. Importantly, it does so while engaging with that focus on people which is fundamental to this area of practice. It also contains coverage and analysis of the latest IR / employment news.
Under the experienced stewardship of General Editors Jeffrey Phillips SC and Neil Napper, Workplace Review engages your interest while providing busy practitioners with practical insights delivered in an easily digestible form.
Each issue of Workplace Review contains an interview with a leader in the IR/employment law space, including politicians, practitioners, advocates, judges and academics. Each interview includes an eye-catching pen and ink portrait by Simon Fieldhouse.
Concise articles draw out the tactical and strategic implications of legal and policy developments, sharing the benefits of expertise that go beyond mere description. Regular features include different perspectives on topical issues, in a viewpoint and counterpoint style, while the broad coverage of Workplace Review is enhanced by dedicated Work, Health & Safety, Discrimination, and Common Law & General Protections sections, overseen respectively by Michael Tooma, Elizabeth Raper and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos. The Editorial Board, constituted by State and Territory representatives, ensures it has national scope and relevance.
Online, Workplace Review features access to the growing backset from Volume 1, 2010, with links to judgments, legislation, and other online publications, while allowing for individual articles to be downloaded in PDF format or received via RSS feed.
Jeffrey Phillips SC, Barrister, Denman Chambers, Sydney
Neil Napper, Partner, Lander & Rogers
Common law and general protections – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos, Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Discrimination – Elizabeth Raper, Barrister-at-law
Work health and safety – Michael Tooma, Partner, Clyde & Co
Australian Capital Territory – James Macken, Barrister, Henry Parkes Chambers
Northern Territory – Bruce Taylor, Barrister, Hunter Street Chambers, Newcastle
Queensland – Geraldine Dann, Barrister, Inns of Court
South Australia – Rick Manuel, Barrister
Victoria – Steven Moore QC, Barrister, Joan Rosanove Chambers
Western Australia – Duncan Fletcher, Partner, K&L Gates
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Contract employment practices and the operations of labour-hire companies have been in the news a lot lately. The last few months have seen the industrial dispute at the Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) plant in Melbourne in relation to an enterprise agreement introduced by the then new labour-hire contractor for maintenance workers at the plant. ...more
It was a very full house at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw in Sydney last Thursday evening for the presentation of the 2016 McCallum Medal, now in its 12th year. This prestigious annual public speaking competition, named in honour of eminent industrial relations lawyer and leading disability rights advocate, Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO, was ...more
The Spring 2016 issue of Workplace Review contains the following articles: “For whom the bell tolls? Employment law compliance – it’s not just the employer’s responsibility” – Neil Napper and Daniel Proietto; “Is there still an implied term of reasonable notice on termination?” – Shauna Roeger and Professor Andrew Stewart; and “Workplace Review’s year, in review” – Craig Ryan. Also featured is an interview with Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James, and the following sections: Focus On: ACT; Common Law and General Protections; Work Health and Safety; as well as Diary, and The Last Word.
Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year. Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at ...more
While the Federal Government has been returned, uncertainty remains over whether it will get its Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) legislation through the new and untried Senate. Its failure to do so previously was a trigger for the election. The Government’s stated aim for restoring the ABCC includes combating unlawful and corrupt activity within ...more
This pre-election Winter issue of the Workplace Review (Volume 7 Part 2) covers the following content: “The CFMEU’s case against the ABCC” – Rita Mallia; “Interns or employees?” – Steven Moore QC; “The future of Australian industrial relations” – Neil Napper; “Green Acres (with apologies to Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) – domestic service regulation in Australia” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; “What is the future of employee representation?” – Marea Wilson; and “NSW Police Force – Workforce Improvement Program” – Assistant Commissioner Carlene York APM and Kristie Out; as well as the following sections: Focus on South Australia: “Workplace relations developments” – Rick Manuel; Focus on Western Australia: “Employees pick up the bar tab for that final stint of rest and recreation” – Duncan Fletcher and James Parkinson; Interview: “‘A full and happy life’: Brendan O’Connor’s goal for Australia’s workers” – by Craig Ryan; and “Commissioner Roberts retires” – Jeffrey Phillips SC; Work Health and Safety: “It’s not me, it’s you … and other myths about labour hire legal liability in health and safety” – Elana O’Reilly; The Last Word; and Diary.
Brendan O’Connor may yet be the new Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations should Labor end up forming government once the final outcome of the Federal election is decided. In a frank and revealing interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Winter 2016, Vol 7 No 2), he provides an insight into the personal influences ...more
The Winter 2016 edition of Workplace Review (Vol 7 No 2), out this week, is jam-packed with coverage of the major workplace relations/industrial law issues of this Federal election campaign – the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), penalty rates, Youth Jobs PaTH are all dealt with – and much more besides! Leading players, practitioners and ...more
You may have to if you are a young law student/graduate trying to get your foot in the legal industry door in today’s “buyer’s market” for law jobs – though buying may be moot! With a 9% plus yearly increase in law graduates entering the legal jobs market – nearly 15,000 in 2014 – competition ...more
“The future of industrial relations” – power breakfast and panel discussion with Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Thomson Reuters and Lander & Rogers co-hosted a special breakfast discussion on “The Future of Industrial Relations” held at the Lander & Rogers Sydney office on 22 April 2016. The keynote speaker was Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash (Minister for Employment and Minister for Women, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service), whose interview was published ...more