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QLD Cairns Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 05 Dec 2017
Time 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Cairns Community Education Centre
1 Wilkinson Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 2.00
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QLD Cairns Network Forum

Get Ready for 2018!

The AHRI Cairns Network’s final event for the year will provide attendees with practical insights into things they should consider for their workplaces heading as we head into 2018. Focussing on the broad themes of workplace health and safety and employment law, attendees will hear from our guest speakers about topics to be mindful of as they prepare their workplaces for the coming year.

Speakers: Tina O’Donoghue – Total Management & Training

 Is your business compliant with all of its workplace health and safety obligations? Do you know where to find updates on changes to the law? Workplace health and safety is a fundamental aspect of business and knowing how to get it right is imperative for anyone involved in managing people.
During this presentation, Tina will be discussing workplace health and safety compliance, how to get it right for your business, and those things that everyone knows they should do…but don’t!
Tina will also give attendees an insight into the different aspects associated with workplace health and safety compliance, recent amendments to the relevant legislation, and what obligations businesses have towards their contractors.
Attendees will gain take away points which can be immediately implemented into their business to ensure they are meeting their WHS obligations.

Mark Peters and Madonna Galeano – Peters Bosel Lawyers

Mark Peters and Madonna Galeano will present an informative and practical presentation on three areas of employment law:
1. Accessorial Liability – Who is vulnerable and liable to prosecution;
2. How to request Flexible Working Arrangements; and
3. Don’t waste a good probation period!
Mark and Madonna will discuss the Fair Work Ombudsman’s continued focus on the accessorial liability provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), who is likely to fall within the ambit of that section, and its applicability to advisors. They will also be presenting and discussing some recent decisions and penalties imposed by the Courts.
Mark and Madonna will also discuss how to deal with a section 65 Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) request from an employee for flexible working arrangements, who can make a request, and cover off on how to respond appropriately to the request by balancing both the needs of the employer and employee.
Finally, Mark and Madonna will highlight the importance of probation periods and dispel some common misconceptions. They will also discuss how to properly utilise a probation period and provide practical tips as to how to deal effectively with issues that arise in the probation period.
This forum is relevant to HR professionals, business owners, CEO’s, Board members, managers and supervisors from all backgrounds, students and young professionals.

   11.30am Registrations, Networking and Lunch
   11.50am Official Welcome
   12.00pm Tina O’Donoghue, Business Development Manager, Total Management & Training
   12.45pm Q&A with Tina
   1.00pm Mark Peters, Partner, and Madonna Galeano, Lawyer, Peters Bosel Lawyers
   1.45pm Q&A with Mark & Madonna
   2.00pm Wrap Up & Close

Speaker: Tina O’Donoghue, Business Development Manager, Total Management and Training

Tina has over 30 years' experience in human resources, safety, marketing, management and training, and has worked for state and local government, advertising agencies and in radio.
Along with a varied background, Tina was also previously a Q-Comp Workplace Rehabilitation Coordinator and a Qld Workplace Health & Safety Officer. Currently, Tina is the Business Development Manager for Total Management and Training, a Cairns-based registered training organisation which incorporates Total Safety Services and Queensland Training Services Pty Ltd. The businesses provide prompt, professional service and experienced consultants and trainers to deliver up-to-date industry standard training and advice.

Speaker: Mark Peters, Partner, Peters Bosel Lawyers

Partner BA (Macq), LL B (Sydney), M Sc (Oxf), FAICD, FIML
Mark Peters is a highly experienced employment law and workplace relations practitioner and advocate. Admitted as a lawyer 35 years ago, he has spent the last 27 years advising and representing businesses and local government across Queensland, primarily in the far north.
Usually working with boards, CEOs and senior management, he is driven by a desire to ensure clients take a strategic approach to managing and resolving workplace issues in order to protect their businesses, maximize productivity and to help clients achieve reputations as great employers. He regularly represents employers in the Federal and State industrial commissions and other tribunals..

Speaker: Madonna Galeano, Lawyer, Peters Bosel Lawyers

Lawyer LL B (Hons) (QUT)
Madonna Galeano was admitted as a solicitor in 2014 and since that time has practised in both commercial litigation and employment law. Madonna has advised in a wide range of disputes in relation to workplace relations issues, including terminations, general protections proceedings, award entitlements, restructures and redundancies, performance management processes and investigations.
Madonna is a passionate, results driven advocate who is focussed on providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with clients to achieve outcomes.


This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

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    Registration closes Monday 4 December 2017

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    5/12/2017 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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