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Women in Industrial Relations

  • 6 Jun 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Law Institute of Victoria, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne
  • 20


Each year, the IRSV hosts a Women In Industrial Relations Event.

All are welcome! This is one of our most popular events and will be hosted after work hours on Thursday, 6 June 2024.

This year, we are discussing:

A new era, new powers and protections - updates from the Fair Work Commission

Join us for a degustation menu of IR topics: 15 courses of new jurisdictions on the table,* including: 

  • The right to disconnect
  • "Employee-like" workers
  • Award Review (work and care)

Take your fill!**

* number of new jurisdictions is approximate

**actual catering for event only includes canapes and drinks

Our guest speakers are Deputy President O'Neill and Commissioner Tran.

Introducing our speakers:

Deputy President Bernadette O'Neill 

Ms Bernadette O’Neill has been a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission since 2023, and a Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission in 2021. Before then, Ms O’Neill was General Manager of the Fair Work Commission. Ms O’Neill has experience in leadership roles with Industrial Relations Victoria and with the Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union, and has worked as an Associate with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Commissioner Oanh Thi Tran               

Ms Oanh Thi Tran has been a Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission since 2023. She is Deputy National Practice Lead for the gig economy, assisting Vice President Ingrid Asbury as the National Practice Lead for minimum standards for regulated workers. Before the Commission, Ms Tran was Principal Solicitor at the Young Workers Centre, National Legal and Industrial Officer with the CFMEU - Manufacturing Division and Industrial Officer with the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia, Vic-Qld Branch, as well as an employment and discrimination lawyer in firms in the UK and Qld that had large unions as their clients. She started her legal career as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Roslyn-Atkinson of the Qld Supreme Court.

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RSV is a member of   ALERA. ALERA is governed by an Executive Committee made up of representatives from the affiliated States and Territory bodies. ALERA brings together representatives of trade unions, employers, Government, the legal profession and academics to organise and foster discussion, research, education and publication within the field of industrial and workplace relations.

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