APRIL 2020


Craig Green

Employer Perspective  Craig is Counsel at Dobson Mitchell Allport with the commercial litigation and dispute resolution team¨ specialising in employment law Craig’s practice includes advising about employment disputes,  compliance with statutory obligations and workplace complaints.

Sam Christensen

Oversight Body perspective Sam is a senior investigation officer with the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner.

The Whistleblower - Webinar

The Law Society of Tasmania is pleased to join with the Industrial Relations Society Tasmania to bring you this two≠hour¨ 2 CPD point employment≠law focussed seminar The Whistleblower It will be presented from an employer and oversight body perspective.

This seminar covers:

Employer perspective  Employer’s obligations and how complaints are dealt with under the Corporations Act 2001 Whistleblowers play an important role in identifying and calling out misconduct and. harm to consumers and the community The Corporations Act 2001 now gives certain people legal rights and protections as whistleblowers Who  is an eligible whistleblower’ and what are their rights And what do employers need to do in relation to whistleblowers.

Oversight Body perspective Blowing the whistle in Tasmania An overview of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 which gives protections to people blowing the whistle about serious or significant improper conduct in the Tasmanian public sector.

Registering for this Webinar

Law Society members can book through the Society website.

IRST members without access to the Society’s member area please call Caitlin Menzie on 62344 133 and have a credit card ready for payment.

Past Events

APRIL 2020

The Trump Administration’s Impact on Work and Employment Policy in the United States

Controversies involving Donald Trump’s presidency have dominated headlines around the world to a greater degree than any recent U.S. President. The headlines, however, have obscured the many significant changes the Trump Administration has made behind the scenes using executive orders, regulatory powers, and legislation.  One of the areas where he has had significant impact is in area of work and employment policy.  In almost every case, the actions President Trump has taken in this area have benefitted employers and disadvantaged workers.  This includes weakening workplace health and safety, discrimination, and fair pay protections, as well as further shifting the balance of power between unions and management away from employees and to employers.  This presentation will focus on the changing American landscape in these areas.

Past Events

JUNE 2019

AGM & Networking Event

The Steering Committee is working towards re-launching the IRST and holding a networking event on 18 June 2019. The launch will include the Annual General Meeting to endorse the revised Constitution and election of the Executive Committee.

Past Events


The Bigger Picture

Industrial Relations Society Tasmania (IRST) which is affiliated with ALERA, held our first Annual Conference “Industrial Relations-The Bigger Picture”. The speakers were national leaders in industrial relations from both public sector, union and legal backgrounds.