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 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
The 2015 McCallum Medal Competition, named in honour of industrial relations expert and former Dean of University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Professor Ron McCallum AO, was held on Thursday 12th November at the Seyfarth Shaw offices in Chifley Towers, Sydney. Claire Limbach won first prize on the night, discussing in favour of amending the Fair ...more
The Autumn 2013 edition of the Workplace Review has a great mix of interesting articles and sections. There is a series of four articles on workplace bullying and bullying in the courtroom with a focus on research into the area, legislative changes and possible strategies for dealing with a difficult situation in the workplace. There are also several sections, including Focus On: WA, Work Health and Safety, The Last Word and Diary. There is also an opinion piece by David Elliott, Vales of Gregory James Tulk Hart and Michael O’Sullivan and an interview with Dr Jim Macken.
(Published in Focus On: Victoria, Vol 3 Pt 4 (Dec 2012) of Workplace Review) By Steven Moore, Barrister In August-September 2012, Victoria was the epicentre of the industrial confrontation which occurred between the CFMEU and the Grocon companies. Although that confrontation was played out at a number of sites in Victoria and elsewhere, its dramatic focus was at ...more
The last Part of Volume 3 of the Workplace Review publishes an interesting mix of articles and sections. The articles discuss the role of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, arbitration and breach of fixed-term employment contracts. The sections include Focus on: Victoria, Book Reviews, The Last Word and Diary. Also included in this Part is an interview with ACTU President Ged Kearney and the winning article and first runner up from the McCallum Medal 2012.
The Winter 2012 edition of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “The industrial relations system is fundamentally flawed” – Frank Marks; “The ACTU’s insecure work campaign” – Natalie Rodwell and Neil Napper; “From ABCC to FWBC: Tides of change?” – Irina Kolodizner and Neil Napper; “Assessing compensation in adverse action cases” – Ian Latham and David Taylor; “Casual chat backfires on bank” – Craig Tanner; and “Keeping older workers on the dance floor and the benefits of SLOW ageing” – Kate Marie and Eva Migdal. Also included in this Part are a range of section notes, including an interview of Professor John Buchanan, Vales of The Hon Judith Cohen and Frank Walker QC, the Diary and much more.
EXCERPT FROM WR (AUTUMN 2012) Jeff Phillips On the Case* Normally this section of Workplace Review analyses a recent employment law decision and the consequences which may flow from it. There is a departure of that tradition. This article invites the employers in certain industries to stop complaining about penalty rates and embark upon applications ...more
The Autumn 2012 issue of the Workplace Review contains the usual interesting mix of articles and sections related to workplace and industrial relations. The articles range in subject from workplace disputes to federal anti-discrimination laws, from the statute of limitations for Workplace Relations Act prosecutions to superannuation reforms, from a review of the Fair Work Act to the balance between employer and employee interests. There are also several interesting sections including Focus on: WA, Work health and Safety, Book reviews and The Last Word. Also included in this Part are an interview of Justice Iain Ross and a Vale for Mark Ryan.