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ACT ER/IR Network Forum

Date: Thursday 04 Jul 2019
Time 5:15PM - 7:00PM
Venue: Clayton Utz
Level 10, NewActon Nishi
2 Phillip Law Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

ACT ER/IR Network Forum

ACT ER/IR Network Forum

Check in time – 5.15pm
Session start – 5.30pm
Session finish – 7.00pm

Employment Relations Q&A

Join us on Thursday 4th of July to hear from a panel of public and private sector experts in Canberra about the recent release of the Independent Review into the Australian Public Service [APS Review], ‘Priorities for Change’.

We are very fortunate to have on our panel Mary Wiley-Smith, Deputy Public Service Commissioner, APSC (formerly part of the team working on the APS Review), Belinda Casson, Branch Manager People, Culture and Capability, Department of Education and Jennifer Wyborn, Partner, Clayton Utz, to provide their insights into how the APS Review will impact all sectors, and the challenges and opportunities it will present. The event will also include a networking opportunity, allowing participants to continue the conversation with our experts over drinks and canapes.

This session will be of value to HR practitioners through to senior leaders looking to gain a better understanding of the impact of the APS Review on their workplace and how to leverage the learnings for their HR role and for their organisation.

Speaker: Belinda Casson, Branch Manager, People, Culture & Capability, Department of Education

Belinda is an experienced senior public servant with over 15 years’ experience in a range of policy and corporate roles. Belinda has been the Branch Manager, People, Culture and Capability at the Department of Education since June 2018. Prior to this, Belinda held a number of SES roles in the Department of Health including HR and finance, and managed that department’s successful Enterprise Agreement negotiations in 2015. Belinda also worked in the employment and workplace relations portfolio for several years, having joined the then Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business as a graduate in 2001.

Belinda studied Arts/Law at the University of Western Australia. In her spare time, Belinda enjoys being upwards-managed by her three small people.

Speaker: Mary Wiley-Smith, Deputy Australian PUBLIC Service Commissioner, APSC

Ms Mary Wiley-Smith commenced her role as the Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner on 3 September 2018. Ms Wiley-Smith was previously First Assistant Secretary at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.

Prior to joining the Review, Ms Wiley-Smith led the Cities Division in the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.

She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Environment and Energy, and led the Sustainability, Policy and Analysis Division.

Ms Wiley-Smith has over 25 years in the APS, and has a breadth of experience in building workforce capability and in driving reform.

Speaker: Jennifer Wyborn, Partner, Clayton Utz

Jennifer Wyborn is known as an outstanding employment lawyer and a leader in her field. Clients seek her out for her strategic approach to resolving employment and industrial relations matters. An accredited employment and industrial relations specialist, she has significant experience advising across the full range of workplace relations, employment and safety matters for both public sector and private clients.

Jennifer partners closely with her clients to help them to best manage difficult employment and human resources matters sensitively. She always provides practical advice that allows her clients to rest assured they have complied with and understand their obligations.


The event registration is now closed.  There has been overwhelming interest and the venue is at capacity.  Should you wish to listen in to the panel conversation remotely, you can do so through the following teleconference or telephone details:

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 Meeting ID: 612 6279 4069

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4/07/2019 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Clayton Utz Level 10, NewActon Nishi 2 Phillip Law Street Canberra, ACT 2601
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