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Getting the Most Out of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Industrial Law Matters

The Industrial Bar Association
24Jun

Conciliation is a staple element of any proceeding in the Fair Work Commission. Mediation is a standard step in any court proceeding. It is important for industrial lawyers (and sophisticated clients) not to miss an important opportunity to fully explore the prospects of resolving, or at least narrowing the issues in dispute, in matters.

This session will focus on some of the specific issues that arise in industrial law proceedings. How does mediation differ from conciliation? Why have both? What types of matters might benefit from pre-trial mediation? Is arbitration a realistic alternative? Should the approach differ when in mediations with regulators? Consideration will also be given to practical matters such as preparation for mediation, how best to manage the psychological byplay that often arises, and how to break through roadblocks during mediations.

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Speaker(s): 
Paul O’ Grady QC (Chair), David Ryan (Registrar, Federal Court of Australia), Brian Lacy AO (Victorian Bar, former Senior Deputy President, AIRC)
When: 
Thursday, 24 June, 2021 - 16:30 to 18:00
1.5 CPD point(s):
Barristers Skills;

Industrial Action – Compliance with orders and the need for it to have an industrial character

The Industrial Bar Association
24Sep

The speakers in this seminar will address two key issues that have emerged in the law about how the Fair Work Act 2009 conceives of “industrial action” and when action of that kind might be denied legal protection.

From Union T Shirts to Blue Flue to attendance at a rally.  The first topic of this seminar will address the requirement that “industrial action” have an industrial character or purpose by reference to Communications, Electrical, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Laing (1998) 89 FCR 17,  Automotive, Food Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union v The Age Company Ltd [2004] AIRC 1254 and CFMEU v BHP Coal [2015] FCAFC 25.

The second topic will address the consequences that arise under s. 413(5) of the Fair Work Act 2009 if a party who is organising industrial action has failed to comply with an order and the options available to attempt to remedy such non-compliance. The discussion will address the High Court’s view of the section in Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Workers’ Union (2017) 263 CLR 551 and the nunc pro tunc revocation remedy discussed in that case, including by reference to what was said recently on that subject by a Full Federal Court in Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union v Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd [2020] FCAFC 81.

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Speaker(s): 
Malcolm Harding SC (Chair), Chris O’Grady QC, Yasser Bakri
When: 
Thursday, 24 September, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Enforcement of minimum entitlements –existing powers and proposed wage theft laws

The Industrial Bar Association
20Aug

“Wage theft” has become the focus of attention of both state and federal governments over the past few years. With the passing of the Wage Theft Act in late June 2020, Victoria is the first jurisdiction to legislate for the offence of wage theft. It is currently due to commence operation on 1 July 2021.

This seminar will look at the current enforcement mechanisms under the Fair Work Act 2009 (C’th), with a particular focus on the serious contravention provisions introduced by the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act (C’th) 2017, the proposed operation of the Victorian Wage Theft Act and issues that may arise by reason of the operation of the two regimes. A challenge to constitutional validity of the Victorian Wage Theft Act is almost inevitable, but what should industrial lawyers be advising their clients in the meantime?

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SEMINAR WILL NOT BE RECORDED AND IS ATTENDANCE ONLY

Speaker(s): 
Paul O’Grady QC (Chair), Caitlin Baillie (Principal Lawyer, Fair Work Ombudsman), Matthew Minucci, Franceska Leoncio, Nadia Stojanova
When: 
Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00
1.5 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Keep an eye on the trial – Practical measures to ensure your case runs smoothly in court

The Industrial Bar Association
31Oct

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As solicitors and barristers, it is our duty to assist the members of the judiciary to carry out their judicial function. In carrying out that duty, we are subject to very important obligations imposed by the Civil Procedure Act 2010 and the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976. As the consumers of our advocacy services, who better to hear from on such an important topic than the judges.

This session will be focussed on practical measures that can be taken to avoid annoying the court and to ensure that proceedings run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Speaker(s): 
Paul O’Grady QC (Chair), Justice O’Callaghan (Federal Court), Justice Richards (Supreme Court), Judge Blake (Federal Circuit Court)
When: 
Thursday, 31 October, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:00
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1.5 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law; Barristers Skills;

A symposium on discrimination law: insights and recent developments

19Aug

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Discrimination claims are now brought through various means, including representative proceedings; in a variety of contexts; and in various forums.

Speaker(s): 
Jenny Firkin QC (Chair); The Honourable Justice Bromberg, Kristen Hilton (Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner), Peter Hanks QC & Dr Laura Hilly
When: 
Monday, 19 August, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:30
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1.5 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;