By Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham

Episode 8 –  Enough is enough with Olga Klimczak, Executive Counsel, Employment, IR and Safety for Herbert Smith Freehills

In this episode, Mel and Tim are joined by expert third wheel guest, Olga Klimczak, Executive Counsel, Employment, IR and Safety for Herbert Smith Freehills. Olga discusses the various parliamentary inquiries underway including sexual harassment and bullying in Australia’s parliament, sexual harassment against women in WA’s FIFO mining industry and the underpayment and job security inquiries – issues that are sure to come into sharp focus ahead of the federal election. Olga highlights the key areas to watch, and in particular any potential flow on impact for company policies and procedures. Mel also discusses the significant changes to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage management and some critical next steps.

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About this podcast series

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.

Each episode, Partners Timothy Stutt and Melanie Debenham are joined by an expert third wheel guest to explore the issues from their unique perspectives.

Mel is an expert on business-critical environment, planning, heritage and native title regulation in Australia. Tim specialises in ESG from a corporate governance perspective, including market disclosure, risk management and shareholder engagement/activism.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands Mel and Tim are recording from, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation in Perth and the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in Sydney. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this country.


Timothy Stutt
Timothy Stutt
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5794
Melanie Debenham
Melanie Debenham
Partner, Perth
+61 8 9211 7560
Olga Klimczak
Olga Klimczak
Executive Counsel, Perth
+61 8 9211 7624