The Future of Industrial Relations

By understanding the current climate of Industrial Relations, we can comprehend the direction IR in Australia will head.

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The Future of Industrial Relations 8-9 Oct 2014 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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The diverse nature of the Australian IR landscape highlights the importance of sharing the unique position of each Australian state in regards to Workplace Relations policy and subsequently the challenges national employers face where workplaces may be scattered across the country.

Hear from large national organisations and industry associations as they unpack the workplace relations issues and challenges faced by workers. New bullying legislation and the cases emerging from it will be a key discussion topic at the conference. Likewise, the gender wage gap still highly applicable in the Australian environment - will be open for conversation.

Supported by The Conversation Media Group, the Future of Industrial Relations conference aims to bring government officials, union representatives, academics, industry officials, small and large business employers and their employees all together in one forum to unravel the policy and regulation minefield that is IR. The IR conference will air both sides of the IR policy story to help further understand implementation processes and how IR policy actually functions on the ground.

IR topics to be discussed include:

The Future of IR and how to get there
Future Direction from the FWC
Differences in Australian state Industrial Relations policy and proposed future reform
Union right of entry
Challenges for National Employers
Enterprise bargaining
The impact of minimum wage hikes
Labour shortages
Foreign skilling
Impacts of anti-bullying legislation
Managing the workplace culture
Performance management vs bullying'

Price: $2194.50 AUD

Speakers: The Honourable Brendan O'Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations, Joe Catanzariti, Vice President, Fair Work Commission, Michael O'Neil, Manager: EEO - Industrial Relations, QANTAS, Nathan Taylor, Chief Economist, The Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA ), Commissioner Anna Lee Cribb, Member of the Tribunal, Fair Work Commission, Heidi Sundin, Education and Innovation Executive Manager, The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA ), Sarah Meier, President, Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association ACT (ALERA ACT ), Victoria Lambropoulos, President, Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, Joanna Minchinton, President, Industrial Relations Society of QueenslandMeredith Hammat, Secretary, UnionsWA, Tiffany Healy, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Workplace Conflict, Resolution and Member: Law Reform Committee, Victorian Women Lawyer's Association, Siobhan Flores-Walsh, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright