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WA South East Metro Network Forum

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Venue: Curtin University Medical School
Building 410.201
410 Koorliny Way
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

WA South East Metro Network Forum

Registration: 6:15pm
Session Start: 6:30pm
Event Concludes: 8:30pm

From WORK-CHOICES, to the Fair Work Act, and beyond: what 'change the rules' might mean with a change in Federal Government

Businesses rely on their HR and IR teams to stay current with potential and forthcoming changes in the workplace relations landscape. After nearly 10 years, Australian employers are becoming ‘comfortable’ with the Fair Work Act. Precedents have been established and we are much more knowledgeable in the areas of enterprise bargaining, unfair dismissal, adverse action and the like.

Australia will see a federal election this year, and industrial relations will again be a focus for the ACTU, and the Labor Party. The ACTU is lobbying for a number of changes to the Fair Work Act and these changes have the potential to impact employers from both an HR and an IR perspective.

Although we do not yet know the agenda, employers can expect changes to be discussed in areas such as penalty rates (the reversal of the recent Sunday trading changes); enterprise bargaining and protected industrial action; franchisee obligations; flexible working; and, casual worker right to permanency. Taken singularly or together, these potential changes are material and it is suggested that organisations would benefit from considering the impact relative to their workplace.

Speaker: Dr Eileen Aitken-Fox, Lecturer, Curtin School of Management

Eileen is an experienced HR/IR professional and Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in higher education, not for profit, and listed organisations. Prior to transitioning to academia on a full time basis, Eileen worked with Talent2 as General Manager, Asia Pacific, and more recently as Head of HR Management with HBF.

Eileen is skilled in Industrial Relations, HR Consulting, Performance Management, Employee Relations, and Talent Management. Her PhD from Curtin University focused on Industrial Relations, specifically the compliance experiences of small and medium enterprises.


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    15/05/2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Curtin University Medical School Building 410.201 410 Koorliny Way Bentley, WA 6102


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