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QLD Mackay Network Forum

Date: Thursday 27 Feb 2020
Time 5:15PM - 7:00PM
Magpies Sporting Club
1 Glenella Rd
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)

QLD Mackay Network Forum

QLD Mackay Network Forum

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

Parking is available in the main carpark. Entrance is through the main doors..

The Great HR Debate – Freedom of Speech and Work

2020 brings you the Great HR Debate in Mackay. In a first for the Mackay HR community, a formal debate will be conducted on “freedom of speech and employment”. Teams of three will argue their position on whether there is too much or not enough freedom of speech for employees both in and out of work.

Join members of the AHRI Mackay network committee and the broader Mackay HR industry to discuss this topical and divisive workplace issue. The debate will be adjudicated by an employment lawyer from a renowned Brisbane law firm and supported by two other local industry experts as judges.

Following the formal conclusion of the debate, there will be a presentation on the issue by the law firm along with a handout on some of the key aspects discussed. After the dust has settled somewhat, there will be an opportunity for networking and more free speech!

This is a great opportunity for both HR and communication teams from all industries to listen to both sides of the argument and ponder their organisation’s policies and practices when it comes to freedom of speech for staff.

We may take photos at this forum. Click here to see AHRI's Terms and Conditions on Image release.

This forum is suitable for:

Those in their early mid career, and will be useful to all background areas in HR.

Adjudicator: Tom Reaburn, McCullough Robertson 

  • Tom Reaburn, McCullough Robertson


Panel members For:

  • Lee Jansen, Wisely Group
  • Angela Fadden, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • Trudie Bishop, Mackay Regional Council

Panel members Against:

  • Emma Nicholson, Mackay Regional Council
  • Alahna Hall, Magpies Sporting Club
  • Ruth Ey, Mastermyne


Registration closes Thursday 27 February 2020

Enquiries: email the AHRI CPD Events Team or phone 03 9918 9243

Online help: Please see the AHRI CPD Events FAQs

27/02/2020 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Magpies Sporting Club 1 Glenella Rd Glenella, QLD 4740 AUSTRALIA
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