About IRSV

The IRSV has members drawn from unions, employers, government, the State and Federal tribunals, the legal profession, industrial relations consultants and universities.

Membership is open to practitioners in the industrial relation field and those engaged in industrial research, teaching or study.

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New Events Announced

Two Events to Save the Date!

Early details for our 2014 Patron's Night Dinner and the 2015 Convention are now available - check our Events page for more details.

2014 IRSV Student Essay Writing Competition

Details for the 2014 IRSV Student Essay Writing Competition are now available!

Please click here for full details and download the entry form:http://www.irsv.asn.au/events/2014-student-essay-writing-competition

Entries are due by close of business, Friday 28 November 2014.

Please feel free to share with students that you know that may not be amember of the IRSV but has an interest in this field.

Online Membership Renewals now Open

The IRSV is pleased to announce its latest feature to make becomming and remaining an IRSV member even easier.

The Online Membership Renewal and Membership Application sites are now up and running.

To visit the new facility, please follow this link: http://www.irsv.asn.au/membership/register-online

A friendly reminder that membership renewals are now due and the IRSV is already working on its 2015 calendar of events.

Monash University Seminar: Workplace Dynamics in the Aftermath of Disaster

Workplace Dynamics in the Aftermath of Disaster: A Christchurch Experience

Centre for Labour, Employment and Work, Victoria Business School,

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Date: Wednesday 16th July, 2014

Time: 11:00--12:00

Promoting productive enterprise agreements project - Fair Work Commission

Promoting productive enterprise agreements project - Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission is inviting all employers, employees and their representatives to submit enterprise agreement clauses that they believe are productivity enhancing or innovative to be considered for inclusion in a Commission research project.

Participation in the project is an opportunity for employers, employees and their representatives to showcase productivity and innovation achievements in agreements. However, nominations can also be made confidential on request. 

May 2014 Newletter now online

Our May 2014 Newsletter has now been published and can be opened by clicking here.

The Newsletter contains a message from our new President, Victoria Lambropoulos, updates on membership and Committee, and details of forthcoming events and competitions.

Happy reading!


ALERA National Conference - Registrations Open

The next ALERA National Conference will be hosted by the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland at the Sofitel Broadbeach from 28-30 August 2014.

The Conference's theme: Productivity and Workplace Relations into the Future sets the scene for the event. Turn your back on the cold, the rain and the wind, come to Queensland and get involved in an excellent program of expert panels, debates, a bargaining workshop, keynote speakers and master classes that will leave you fully informed.

Student Essay Competition Winner

The Executive Committee wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Student Essay Competition.

The Competition has been running for some years now and continues to grow in popularity. The quality of all entries received is remarkable and deciding a winner is not an easy task.

Congratulations to Sean Mulcahy of Monash University for his winning entry in the undergraduate category: "Still Unfinished Business: Wage Compensation and Workplace Justice for Aboriginal Workers."

Welcome to the new IRSV President

The Executive Committee of the IRSV would like to welcome Victoria Lambropoulos as the new President of the Society.

Prof. Greg Bamber on 1 May 2014 vacated the President's chair as he will be taking up a well deserved sabbatical that will see him overseas for much of the remainder of his term as President.

At the Executive Committee meeting on 1 May 2014 the Executive Committee sought to fill the casual vacancy that Greg's travel's would create.

New FWC Website Launches 31 March 2014

A reminder to our members that the FWC is launching a new website on 31 March 2014.

The press release from the Commission can be found here: http://fairworkcommission.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/i/663659B310357238/4EF2091E8DF86D662540EF23F30FEDED