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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online via zoom

    Join IRSQ for a panel discussion covering the “Right to Disconnect” laws commencing in August, and in 2025 for small business employers. The panel session will explore how the new laws work, the significant impact on the way that work, hours and mental health may be managed by employers, and tips for things to consider for your organisations.

    This session is complimentary for IRSQ members and members of State and Territory IR Societies.


    Jacqueline King
    General Secretary
    Queensland Council of Unions

    Cheryl-Anne Laird Partner
    Mazars Australia

    Non-members, attendance is $40.00.

    Registrations close Wednesday, 17 June 2024.

    Learn more and register now

    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Are you planning a visit to Queensland in July and looking for a lunch option?

    Why not join your follow IR members for a few hours at their annual 2024 Patron’s Lunch where guest speaker The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister of Employment and Workplace Relations will be discussing the recent reforms to Australia’s IR Policy.

    When: Friday 19 July 2024
    Time: 12:00 for a 12:30pm start
    Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Learn more and register now
    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    ALERA and IRSNSW are delighted to present a joint webinar on

     Fair Work Act Reforms

    Our keynote speaker Vice President Ingrid Asbury of the Fair Work Commission will share her insights and knowledge on the implementation of the recent Fair Work Act reforms.

    The Vice President has been appointed as the Member to oversee implementation of  changes as a result of the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Act 2024 and as the National Practice Lead for minimum standards for regulated workers.

    When: Wednesday 24 July
    Where: Webinar  - Online
    Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
    Cost:  Complementary for all IRS members nationally

    Ms Ingrid Asbury is a Vice President of the Fair Work Commission. Prior to her appointment as Vice President, Ms Asbury was a Deputy President of the Commission from 2013. Ms Asbury is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Policy Arbitral Tribunal. Ms Asbury was appointed Commissioner of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission in 2000 and has been a Member of the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors since 2001. Prior to her appointment to the QIRC, Ms Asbury was National Industry Group Manager for the Australian Industry Group

    This event is complimentary for IRS members nationally. For those members outside NSW wanting to register please email  as they will be  be happy to make the booking for you.

    Non member fee is $40.00 plus GST.

    Learn more here

    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Novotel Newcastle Beach

    IRS Newcastle

    AGM | Women in Industrial Relations


    Kate Eastman, SC

    Kate has over 30 years' experience in dispute resolution and advocacy in a wide range of employment disputes, all aspects of sexual harassment, discrimination and vilification law, public, education and health law. She is a recognised expert in human right law, internationally and in Australia.

    She appears in the High Court, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission, Industrial Relations Commission and State/Territory tribunals and appeals in matters arising under the Fair Work Act and discrimination laws.

    In 2021 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to human rights and to professional organisations.

    In 2023 Kate was appointed as a Commissioner of the NSW Law Reform Commission for a three year term.

    For any enquiries, please email

    Learn more and register now

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