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    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
    • 354

    The Tradition Continues!....

    Members and guests are now invited to register for the 2024 IRSQ Patron's Lunch.

    Guest Speaker:  

    The Hon Tony Burke MP

    Member for Watson, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations


    IRSQ Member:     $160.00 per person
    Non - Member:    $210.00 per person
    Table of 10:          $1,450.00 per table

    NEW or Renew Member Pack: $235.00 per person



    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar - Online

    ALERA (Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association) together with IRSNSW(Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales) are delighted to invite you to our joint online lunch seminar!

    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.

    This event is complimentary for IRSQ members. IRSQ members wanting to register please email quoting your IRSQ membership and they will be happy to make the booking for you.

    Non-member fee is $40.00 plus GST. Please also email to organise registration and payment of the registration fee.

    More about our speaker

    Vice President Ingrid Asbury - Fair Work Commission

    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


    Please note, a webinar link will be sent to attendees prior to the seminar.

    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Griffith University, South Bank Campus
    • 6

    The IRSQ Advocacy in the Commission Course returns in August 2024!

    Having first been developed in the late 1990s, and run regularly since then, this course is a longstanding and popular IRSQ offering. It is a course we are proud to deliver to our members and other industrial relations practitioners who are looking to increase their knowledge and skills in the art of advocacy.


    Two days of theory/content on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 August 2024 and 1/2 day of moots (mock tribunal hearings) to be held in the Fair Work Commission and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission from noon Friday, 6 September 2024. Both venues are in Brisbane CBD.

    The course is intentionally designed by IRSQ to be very practical, with presentations and workshops conducted by experienced industrial relations practitioners, tribunal members and barristers.

    The course is aimed at practitioners who are involved in managing or giving advice on challenging employee disputes and litigation, and who may want more experience or a refresher in representation and advocacy.

    Registrations are limited, and it is critical that course participants understand they must be available to attend both the theory and moot components.

    Practitioners will be guided through the basics of good advocacy in both the State and Federal IR jurisdictions, and learn what it means to be a great advocate. Topics covered include:

    • Case preparation
    • Responding to a claim/application - how to prepare a response to be filed
    • Unfair dismissals
    • Conciliation conference strategy
    • Evidence and advocacy
    • Appearances, referring to evidence, cross examination and closing submissions

    The Moots (Mock tribunal hearings)

    To complete this skills-focused program, participants are required to engage in ‘out of session’ small group work to prepare for scenarios and advocate in a tribunal environment.

    Contemplation and analysis of legislation, industrial instruments and relevant case law will be strongly recommended as part of the moot preparation.

    Participants will be expected to present positions, generate potential solutions, and develop their preparation and persuasion skills.

    Each small group will also be afforded a mentor during the course, with whom, discussions and advice may be sought. At the moots, participants will have the opportunity to appear in an actual hearing room before a tribunal member to argue their party’s case, and tribunal members will offer feedback at the end.

    Registrations Open Now

    Due to high demand for the Advocacy Course, registrations will open in the following order:

    1. Those on the waitlist from 2022 or have expressed an interest since (from Thursday, 13 June 2024);
    2. Members of IRSQ, or who join up as a member as part of registering for the course (from Monday, 24 June 2024);
      • IRSQ Members $860 inc GST
      • Attend and join IRSQ $990 inc GST
    3. Non-member cost $1,200 inc GST (registrations for non-members will open as of Friday, 19 July 2024 assuming spots are still available at that time).

    The program cost includes all course materials.

    More details about the course will be provided to participants ahead of course commencement.

Past events

19 Jun 2024 Lunch Seminar - The Right to Disconnect
21 Mar 2024 Lunch Seminar - Inclusivity through enterprise bargaining - An NTEU Case Study
13 Feb 2024 IRSQ Annual Breakfast Event
6 Dec 2023 IRSQ 2023 Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks
29 Nov 2023 Lunch Seminar - 2023 Round-Up
3 Nov 2023 Delivering Diversity in Industrial Relations
27 Oct 2023 ALERA National Conference
11 Oct 2023 2023 Unfair Dismissal Moot
6 Oct 2023 Workplace Investigations in the National System
23 Aug 2023 Lunch Seminar - Managing psychosocial risks in the workplace and achieving Respect@Work
23 Jun 2023 2023 IRSQ Patron's Lunch
31 May 2023 Panel discussion - Emerging industrial relations issues
20 Apr 2023 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Where do the ‘industrial relations’ and ‘work health and safety’ boundaries start and finish for psychosocial hazards at work?
18 Apr 2023 Twilight Seminar - An evening with Deputy President Hampton
22 Feb 2023 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - What's coming? Secure Jobs, Better Pay Amendment Act Revisited
21 Feb 2023 IRSQ Annual Breakfast Event
2 Dec 2022 IRSQ 2022 Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks
30 Nov 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Unfair dismissal applications - Conciliation or Arbitration - What gives?
21 Oct 2022 Women in IR Afternoon Tea
27 Sep 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Unrepresented Litigants
13 Aug 2022 Advocacy in the Commission
28 Jul 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Enterprise Agreement Approvals in the Fair Work Commission
18 May 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Sexual Harassment in the workplace - what has changed? A Fireside Chat
28 Apr 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Contractor v Employee Engagements
1 Apr 2022 2022 IRSQ Patron's Lunch
22 Mar 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - COVID-19 Update
15 Feb 2022 IRSQ Lunch Seminar - Should legal representation be allowed in Industrial Tribunals?
3 Dec 2021 IRSQ 2021 Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks
9 Nov 2021 IRSQ & AHRI Panel Discussion
8 Oct 2021 2021 IRSQ Patron's Lunch
13 Mar 2021 Advocacy in Industrial Tribunals
15 Feb 2021 IRSQ Annual Breakfast
11 Dec 2020 Notice of the IRSQ AGM & Christmas Drinks
4 Dec 2019 Annual General Meeting/Christmas Party
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