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Upcoming and Recent Events

COVID-19 and the Regulation of Work - 16 September 2020

The Australian Labour Law Association was pleased to present ‘COVID-19 and the Regulation of Work: Fast-tracking the Project of IR Reform?’ on 16 September 2020. The seminar presented by Professor Anthony Forsyth and chaired by Renee Burns considered COVID driven changes to awards and the Fair Work Act and asked what will be the longer-term impact of all these changes? Has the pandemic simply done the Coalition and business lobby’s work for them, instigating reductions in employment conditions, job security and work rights that would not otherwise have been attainable in Australia?

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au for access.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Thursday 20 August 2020

ALLA hosted Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton in discussion with Dr Laura Hilly from the Victorian Bar and ALLA Secretary, Associate Professor Dominique Allen to celebrate the 30th birthday of Professor Thornton's classic text on anti-discrimination law 'The Liberal Promise'.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au for access.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Tuesday 16 June 2020

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association was proud to partner with Monash Centre for Commercial Law in presenting ‘Workplace Law Highlights’  which examined the new Industrial Manslaughter laws and latest development in general protections under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) presented by Dr Eric Windholz, Senior Lecturer, Monash University; Ms Emma Goodwin, ALLA Treasurer and Senior Associate, MinterEllison; and Tim Donaghey, Barrister, New South Wales and Victorian Bars.

Panel Discussion - 04 June 2020

ALLA was proud to host ALLA Vice President, Professor Anthony Forsyth exploring Union responses to COVID-19 in discussion with Tim Kennedy, National Secretary, United Workers Union; Sarah Roberts, Assistant Secretary, National Tertiary Education Union (Victorian Division); and Denis Matson, Senior Industrial Officer, Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania.

Sarah and Denis have generously taken the time to respond to those audience questions not asked on the night, read their responses here.

This video is available to ALLA members - contact law-alla@unimelb.edu.au for access.

Past Events

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Wednesday 25 September 2019

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association and Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies hosted 'Mediating and Managing High Conflict Personalities in the Contemporary Workplace' presented by Mr William 'Bill' Eddy, National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, CA.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Monday 18 March 2019

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association and Monash Law Faculty hosted 'Modern Slavery and the Workplace' presented by Rob Jackson and Victoria Comino, Rigby Cooke Lawyers.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Tuesday 14 August 2018

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association hosted 'Personal Liability of Managers under Workplace Laws' presented by Dr Graham Smith, Clayton Utz. Dr Smith's presentation may be found here.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Tuesday 22 August 2017

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association hosted 'Fashioning the Fashionable: Adverse actions protections under the Fair Work Act' presented by the Honourable Christopher Neil Jessup, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia 2006-2017; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Monday 13 February 2017

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association hosted a seminar on Monday 13 February.   The seminar, ‘’Brexit and Beyond: Developments in the UK Affecting Human Rights in the Field of Labour and Employment’  was presented by Professor Conor Gearty from the London School of Economics and chaired by Professor Marilyn Pittard, Vice President of ALLA.

Victorian RMIT Event- Thursday 6 October 2016

RMIT University held a seminar on Thursday 6 October 2016. Professor Andrew Stewart spoke on the topic: ‘Uber and Out? Regulating Work in the Gig Economy’

Victorian Chapter Seminar- 20 June 2016

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association in conjunction with Monash University Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies , hosted ‘The Relational Employment Contract: Australian and UK Perspectives’ presented by Professor Douglas Brodie and chaired by Professor Marilyn Pittard. Please see the attached flyer for RSVP link

Victorian Chapter Seminar- Tuesday 19 April 2016

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association, together with Monash University Centre of Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies held a seminar on Tuesday 19 April 2016. Commissioner Leigh Johns presented on the topic of anti-bullying jurisdiction and other recent developments in the Fair Work Commission.

Please click the following link for slides of the seminar Commissioner Leigh Johns presented: Seminar Slides

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Tuesday 17 November 2015

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association, together with Monash University Centre of Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies held a seminar on the topic 'Living in a Right to Contract World: The Rise of American Individual Employment Arbitration'. The guest speaker was Professor Paul Secunda (Marquette Law School). Professor Marilyn Pittard chaired the seminar with concluding remarks from Mr Mark Rinaldi.

Victorian Chapter Seminar- Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association held a seminar on the topic 'Workplace Sexual Harassment Revisited- A New Landscape?'. The guest speaker was Carol Andrades, consultant to Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Monday 20 October 2014

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association, together with the Monash Law Faculty, held a seminar on the topic: 'Commonwealth Bank v Barker: Where to next?'. The guest speaker was Mr Mark Irving (Victorian Bar).

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Monday 22 September 2014

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association held a seminar on the topic:'Post-Employment Restraints of Trade: What Employment Lawyers Should Know'. The guest speaker was Mr Rob Jackson (Aitken Partners).

Victorian Chapter Seminar - Monday 31 March 2014

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association, together with the Monash Law Faculty, held a seminar on the topic: 'New Anti-Bullying Laws'. The guest speaker was Commissioner Anna Lee Cribb, Fair Work Commission.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - 23 October 2013

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association, together with the Australian Institute of Employment Rights and the Monash Law Faculty, held a seminar on the topic:

'Exploring the duty of trust and confidence after CBA v Barker'.

Guest speakers were Dr Chris Bleby SC and Mr Mark Irving. The seminar was chaired by Professor Marilyn Pittard, Monash Law and Vice President of ALLA.

Victorian Chapter Seminar - 24 April 2013

The Victorian Chapter of Australian Labour Law Association, together with the Australian Institute of Employment Rights, held a seminar on 24 April 2013 at the Monash University Law Chambers. Professor Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law, King's College London and President of the Institute of Employment Rights, United Kingdom, addressed the topic "Life under a Coalition Government: Lessons from the UK".

Victorian Chapter Seminar - 25 March 2013

The Victorian Chapter of Australian Labour Law Association, together with Monash University Law School, held a seminar on 25 March 2013. The Hon Reg Hamilton, Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission, presented on the topic "A President's Term on Australia's National Employment Tribunal, 1997-2012". Between 1987 and 2012, the Australian award system was repeatedly reviewed and amended having regard to both equity and productivity and efficiency considerations. In addition, a new federal unfair dismissal jurisdiction was established. The Hon Reg Hamilton provided an overview of these changes and of one of the great reform periods in Australia's history.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 1 November 2012

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar at the Monash University Law Chambers, co-hosted by the Faculty of Law, Monash University and the Australian Institute of Employment Rights. Mr Mark Irving from the Victorian Bar spoke on the topic of 'Barclay High Court Decision – Where to from here'.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 26 July 2012

The Victorian State Chapter will hold a seminar on Thursday 26 July 2012 at the offices of Ashurst Australia in Melbourne. Professor Tonia Novitz from the University of Bristol Law School will discuss the 'The Rise and Demise of Right to Strike'. Professor Novitz will draw on her recent research and will also address developments at the ILO and the context of European austerity measures.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 7 May 2012

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar on Monday 7 May 2012. Dr Meg Smith from the University of Western Sydney discussed the recent decision of Fair Work Australia in the Equal Remuneration Case [2012] FWAFB 1000.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 4 April 2012

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar on Wednesday 4 April 2012. The Hon Justice Peter Gray of the Federal Court of Australia discussed The Common Law Contract of Employment.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 3 November 2011

The VIC State Chapter held a seminar on Thursday 3 November 2011 at 6pm at the offices of Blake Dawson in Melbourne following the conclusion of the ALLA AGM. Federal Magistrate Dominica Whelan addressed the topic "Workplace Litigation in the Federal Magistrates Court".

VIC Chapter Seminar - 16 June 2011

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar on Thursday 16 June 2011 at 6pm in the Monash University Law Chambers, 472 Bourke Street, Melbourne, on issues in the new proposed Model Workplace Health and Safety legislation. It was presented by Professor Richard Johnstone of Griffith University Law School, accompanied by a panel including Dr Felicity Lamm, Co-Director of the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research and Associate Professor at AUT, New Zealand.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 2 March 2011

The Victorian State Chapter together with the Australian Institute of Employment Rights held a seminar on 2 March 2011 at 6pm. Mark Irving, AIIR Executive member and Counsel for Mr Barclay, discussed the recent Full Federal Court decision in Barclay v Bendigo Regional TAFE and its significant implications. For further information, see the.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 20 September 2010

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar on 20 September 2010 at 5:45pm. The Honourable Jennifer Acton (Senior Deputy President Fair Work Australia) discussed 'Negotiating the Bargaining Highway'.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 31 March 2010

The Victorian State Chapter held a seminar on 31 March 2010. The Honourable Justice Alan Boulton (Senior Deputy President Fair Work Australia) discussed ' Understanding industrial relations challenges in developing ASEAN countries'.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 3 August 2009

The Victorian Chapter held a State Chapter Seminar on Monday 3 August. The Honourable Justice Geoffrey Giudice (President of Fair Work Australia) addressed the topic: The Fair Work Act: Changes in the legislation and dawn of the new era. The Seminar was held at Monash University Law Chambers at 5.45pm.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 29 April 2009

The Victorian Chapter held a State Chapter Seminar on Wednesday 29 April. Michael McDonald, SC and Michael Tamvakologos addressed the topic: Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Employment: Issues and Remedies.Professor Marilyn Pittard chaired the session. The seminar was held at Blake Dawson, 181 William Street, Melbourne.

VIC Chapter Panel Discussion - 3 July 2008

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association held a Panel Discussion 'From WorkChoices to Forward with Fairness: Reflections and Predictions' on Thursday 3 July.

The Panel featured Professor Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law, University of Adelaide and Legal Consultant, Piper Alderman, Dr Jill Murray, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University and Tess Hardy, Solicitor at Baker & McKenzie and was chaired by Professor Marilyn Pittard, Faculty of Law, Monash University and Consultant, Clayton Utz.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 20 November 2007

Chris O'Grady addressed the topic Enforcement under WorkChoices. Drawing on his experiences in litigation involving enforcement under federal labour law, Chris O'Grady discussed the enforcement aspect of the operation of the WorkChoices legisation. Chris O'Grady has been a member of the Victorian Bar for over 15 years and has extensive experience in legal practice specialising in industrial relations, employment, discrimination, equal opportunity, as well as human rights and occupational health and safety.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 4 April 2007

Associate Professor Bill Hodge addressed the topic 'Bargaining in Good Faith: Lessons from the New Zealand Experience for Australia'. The operation of an overarching principle of good faith in employment relations in the Employment Relations Act 2000 (NZ) is of particular relevance to Australian Labour Law as many critics of the enterprise bargaining regime in the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) have argued that its effectiveness and fairness would be improved by the inclusion of such a duty.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 4 May 2006

Mr Tim Lee, Deputy Secretary of Industrial Relations Victoria, spoke on the topic of 'Work Choices and Victorian Employers and Employees'.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 7 December 2005

The Victorian Chapter held its end of year function at the Monash University Law Chambers. ALLA's special guests were Justice GM Giudice, President of the AIRC and Constitutional Law expert Professor George Williams, from the University of New South Wales.

VIC Chapter Seminar - December 2003

The Victorian Chapter held its final seminar for 2003, in conjunction with the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (University of Melbourne) and the Monash University Law School, on 'Federalism and Labour Law: EU and Italian Systems'. Professor Franco Carinci, President of the Italian Association of Labour Rights and Social Security, was the main speaker.

VIC Chapter Seminar - 17 June 2003

The Inaugural Meeting of the Victorian Chapter took place at Monash University Law Chambers. The Hon. Rob Hulls MLA presented on 'The Workplace Relations Act 1996 and the Need for Change'.