Australia: Privacy Act reform: What employers need to know

The recent spate of cyber attacks and data breaches in Australia has renewed focus on the Australian Government’s ongoing review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The new Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, had already promised “sweeping reforms” and a suite of proposals before the end of the year. However, expectations – of both the … Read more

Australia: Victorian Fair Jobs Code: New rules for businesses tendering for Victorian Government contracts

What is the Code? The Victorian Fair Jobs Code is being introduced by the Victorian Government to ensure that suppliers tendering for Victorian Government procurement contracts and businesses applying for significant business expansion grants are treating their workers “fairly” and are abiding by industrial laws and relevant health & safety regulations. Under the Code, suppliers … Read more

Australia: WA Government’s response to ‘Enough is Enough’

On 21 September 2022 the WA Government tabled its response (Response) to the ‘Enough is Enough’ report (Report) made by the Western Australian Parliament’s Community Development and Justice Standing Committee following the Inquiry into sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry (Inquiry). Read more

Inside IR: The Australian Industrial Relations Podcast – EP1: Jobs & Skills Summit, Part 1 – Multi-employer bargaining and termination of enterprise agreements

By Rohan Doyle and Natalie Gaspar In our very first episode of Inside IR, partners Rohan Doyle and Natalie Gaspar begin their deep dive into the Federal Government’s recent Jobs & Skills Summit. We look at some of the key areas of focus coming out of the Summit, namely the proposal to limit the ability … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 21 – The role of challenge, discomfort and humility in positive workplace cultures with Professor Brock Bastian

By Nerida Jessup and Drew Pearson  In this episode, our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team take the wheel, with Nerida Jessup and Drew Pearson hosting special guest, Professor Brock Bastian, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. They build upon an earlier episode and the concept that good work is good for people, by delving into some of the … Read more

The Third Wheel Podcast Series: ESG in Australia Episode 20 – Board accountability and reporting on workplace misconduct

By Nerida Jessup, Anna Creegan and Lucy Boyd In this episode, our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team take the wheel again, with Nerida Jessup hosting special guests Anna Creegan and Lucy Boyd. Nerida, Anna and Lucy have a conversation around how organisations are responding to the increased community and shareholder expectations on transparency around sexual harassment and other workplace … Read more

Global Employment Risk: An interactive guide

Since the onset of the pandemic, our global employment team has been monitoring the level and changing nature of risks around the world.  Whilst some trends have accelerated i.e. whistleblowing regulations, there are some new and important developments that pose significant employment risks. We have mapped these across the major financial centers using an interactive … Read more