School Law Conference

Session ID: 176V05
Date: Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Time: 09:00am - 05:15pm
Venue: Intercontinental Melbourne, The Rialto, Lower Ground Meeting Rooms, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne

Face to face

Substantive Law: 7

State: VIC CPD:7
Standard Price $860.00

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WEB176V05 Live Web Seminar OND176V05 Seminar Recording

Overview

Session Content

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 9.00am to 5.15pm
Venue: InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, 495 Collins Street

Attend the full day and earn 7 CPD units in Substantive Law

Schools face countless challenges and risks. On top of so many other responsibilities you have to stay up to date on new legislation, keep students safe, manage staff performance, deal with aggressive parents, maintain privacy and data security, and stay on top of dozens of policies. It's not easy, but our legal experts will help you manage it all. Gain the information and strategies you need to avoid risk and protect your school while taking advantage of face-to-face time with speakers, practical panel discussion and interactive presentations. You asked for this kind of conference and we've delivered, so book early and don't miss out.

Session 1: Managing School Risk: Safety, Health and Employment Issues

Chair: Dr Shiralee Poed, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The New Child Safe Standards: Where We Are, What We've Learned, and Where You May Still Not be Compliant

  • Analysis of the Standards and how they're affecting schools now that they're in effect
  • Continuing compliance problems: What areas have schools overlooked?
  • Implications for your school's students, staff and programs
    • Work experience programs
    • Staff hiring
    • Excursions
    • Sport
  • How you should update your policies, practices and procedures

Presented by Nicholas Duggal, Partner and Elizabeth Aitken, Senior Associate, Moray & Agnew

You Know that's a Death Trap, Right? Health and Safety Hazards and How you can Prevent Risk in Your School

  • Health hazards in schools: asbestos, fire risks, mould, fall risks and other dangers
  • Your duty of care obligations to protect students: what's safe for an adult may not be safe for a child
  • To whom else do you owe an obligation?
    • Parents, contractors, visitors and more
  • Issues with the design and layout of school buildings and grounds
  • Roads, vehicles and risk management
  • Maintenance management: lack of reporting from your staff and your obligation to maintain grounds after school hours

Presented by Chris Molnar, Partner, McKean Park Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Workplace Relations

Dealing with Non-Work-Related Staff Injuries, Illnesses and Absences

  • Challenging dubious claims for personal leave
  • Dealing with illnesses and injuries impacting an employee's capacity to work
  • Managing extended absences from the workplace
  • Handling claims for carer's leave, and seeking further information

Presented by Ben Tallboys, Senior Associate, Russell Kennedy Lawyers

How to Manage Underperforming Teachers

  • Legal considerations and procedures for managing teacher performance
  • How to address underperformance issues and communicate with the teacher
  • What if the reason for underperformance might be a physical or mental disability?
  • Where do you stand legally and what are the risks of getting it wrong?
  • How you can set standards and expectations

Presented by Steven Troeth, Partner, Gadens

FACE TO FACE WITH THE SPEAKERS
Your panel of speakers will hold roundtable Q&A sessions directly with you. Take advantage of more face to face time with legal experts and have your specific questions and concerns addressed.

Panellists:

Ben Tallboys, Senior Associate, Russell Kennedy Lawyers
Chris Molnar, Partner, McKean Park Lawyers
Nicholas Duggal, Partner, Moray & Agnew
Elizabeth Aitken, Senior Associate, Moray & Agnew
Steven Troeth, Partner, Gadens

Session 2: Modern School Issues: Conflict, Privacy and Policies

Protecting Your Staff: Dealing with Aggressive, Threatening and Harassing Students and Parents

  • Bullying, harassing and threatening behaviour by students and parents: obligations, risks and liabilities
  • Practical tips for managing crisis situations
  • Establishing and imposing 'rules' for parents (and interplay with the enrolment contract)
  • Intervention orders and other legal approaches to problem behaviour
  • Remedies for problem families: When is expulsion permitted?

Presented by Cecelia Irvine-So, Principal and Skye Rose, Principal, Moores

Privacy Law, Data Security and Your School: What you Need to Know

  • Your school's place in the evolving landscape of privacy law
  • Sharing information about students: Who has a right to what?
  • Data security and retention of student information: the consequences of a privacy breach
  • The policies and procedures you need to have in place
  • Recent court decisions and case studies: lessons to learn

Presented by Veronica Scott, Special Counsel, MinterEllison

PANEL DISCUSSION: Insights from the Legal Experts, War Stories and Q&A
This is your opportunity to gain further insights and guidance from the afternoon speakers and ask any questions you may have.

Panellists:

Cecelia Irvine-So, Principal, Moores
Skye Rose, Principal, Moores
Veronica Scott, Special Counsel, MinterEllison
Michaela Moloney, Partner, K&L Gates
Katie Sweatman, Senior Associate, K&L Gates

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Interactive Policy Masterclass: Writing, Updating and Implementing

  • The legal and practical value of a good policy
  • What makes a good policy? What makes a bad one?
  • The legal principles that make policies binding on staff, parents and students
  • Tips for writing watertight policies
  • Reviewing and updating your policies: what you need to know
  • The legal risks of not applying a policy
  • Examples of policies in action
  • Interactive exercises, scenarios and Q&A

Presented by Michaela Moloney, Partner and Katie Sweatman, Senior Associate, K&L Gates

Presenters

Shiralee Poed

Dr Shiralee Poed is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, at the University of Melbourne. For over 25 years, Shiralee worked as a teacher in Australian state, Catholic and independent primary, secondary and special schools, as well as in various senior educational roles. Prior to commencing at the University of Melbourne in 2011, Shiralee was a lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Queensland. Shiralee's research interests include disability discrimination in education, reducing the use of restrictive interventions, and using Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports with fidelity.

Nicholas Duggal

Nick Duggal has experience in all aspects of employment and industrial law. He appears regularly in Fair Work Australia and has been involved in proceedings in various Common Law Courts, including the High Court. He has also practiced in the United Kingdom and has advised on New Zealand legal matters. He provides advice and representation on the full range of contentious and non-contentious workplace relations issues, and also has expertise in occupational health and safety matters. Nick represents employers of all sizes and his clients include hospitals, publicly listed and multi-national companies, Government instrumentalities, law firms, recruitment and human resources companies, industrial associations and insurers. He has experience across a range of industries including health, education, pharmaceuticals, information technology, business services, marketing, recruitment, entertainment and fashion. He regularly provides opinions on employment matters in the mainstream media and addresses employer groups on developments in the law.

Elizabeth Aitken

Elizabeth Aitken is a Senior Associate in the Workplace Relations team at Moray & Agnew. She has a particular interest in issues affecting educational institutions including school governance, workforce management, occupational health and safety, investigations, accommodation of student disabilities and additional learning needs, critical incident responses, mandatory reporting requirements and compliance with student privacy and health law obligations. She is experienced in litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of jurisdictions including the Federal and Federal Circuit Courts, Fair Work Commission, State and Federal Human Rights Commissions, Magistrates' Court and VCAT. Elizabeth's aim is to provide practical and holistic advice to schools with regard to their unique operational environment and sensitive reputational issues.

Chris Molnar

Chris Molnar is the Workplace Relations Partner at McKean Park. He has practised in the area of workplace relations for over 25 years. He has extensive experience and knowledge in industrial relations, employment law, occupational health and safety and mediations. Chris is accredited as a specialist in Workplace Relations by the Law Institute of Victoria. He was the recipient of the prestigious Presidents Award in 2009 from the Law Institute of Victoria for his contribution to the specialisation scheme. Chris has acted for individuals, corporations and public sector agencies in a wide range of areas including: enterprise bargaining including strategy, communications with employees and negotiations with unions; drafting individual and collective industrial agreements; employment contracts, restraint clauses, protection of intellectual property, performance management and remuneration systems; termination of employment including unfair and wrongful dismissals; industrial disputes including proceedings in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Australia, Fair Work Commission and the Federal Court; award variations; the industrial relations and employment law implications of business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; discrimination and sexual harassment; and occupational health and safety including advice on employer or occupier duties, corporate and managerial responsibility, incident management and prosecutions. Chris is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former Chairman of the Workplace Relations Specialisation Committee and Past Chairman of the Workplace Relations Section of the Law Institute of Victoria, which is responsible for co-ordinating activities of workplace relations lawyers in Victoria such as educational programs, research and recommendations for law reform. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Melbourne. He is listed in Doyle's Guide for 2016 as one of Melbourne's leading Employment and Industrial Relations lawyers.

Benjamin Tallboys

Ben Tallboys is a senior associate in the workplace relations team at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and has provided sector-specific, practical legal solutions to principals and their schools across Australia for more than a decade. Ben is a passionate and effective advocate for principals dealing with personal employment matters. Ben also works with schools to avoid where possible, and otherwise manage, crises and disputes in the workplace. Ben regularly advises principals and schools on sensitive matters. When disputes cannot be avoided, Ben represents his clients in the Fair Work Commission, courts and tribunals in relation to breach of contract, bullying, discrimination, enterprise bargaining, industrial action and unfair dismissal claims. In doing so, Ben translates his first-hand advocacy experience in hearings and appeals into authoritative and practical advice and recommendations for his clients. Ben has specialist experience in the Fair Work Commission's new anti-bullying jurisdiction, having appeared for successful employers in three appeals, as well as acting for a school principal in a seven-day hearing in the Fair Work Commission to defend bullying allegations made by a teacher. Ben is often asked to provide commentary on important employment cases in the media, including for the SmartCompany website and Fairfax newspapers.

Steven Troeth

Steven Troeth is a Partner in the Melbourne Workplace Relations Practice Group and School Law team at Gadens Lawyers. Steven's practice includes advising educational institutions, particularly independent schools in Victoria, on a range of employment law and industrial relations issues and on matters concerning parents and students such as Enrolment issues, Discrimination, Policies, Award and enterprise agreement compliance, Bullying, Performance management, Misconduct including impropriety issues. Professional affiliations include membership of the Law Institute of Victoria's Workplace Relations Section and Commercial Litigation Section. Steven is also an accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist and a member of ANZELA

Benjamin Tallboys

Ben Tallboys is a senior associate in the workplace relations team at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and has provided sector-specific, practical legal solutions to principals and their schools across Australia for more than a decade. Ben is a passionate and effective advocate for principals dealing with personal employment matters. Ben also works with schools to avoid where possible, and otherwise manage, crises and disputes in the workplace. Ben regularly advises principals and schools on sensitive matters. When disputes cannot be avoided, Ben represents his clients in the Fair Work Commission, courts and tribunals in relation to breach of contract, bullying, discrimination, enterprise bargaining, industrial action and unfair dismissal claims. In doing so, Ben translates his first-hand advocacy experience in hearings and appeals into authoritative and practical advice and recommendations for his clients. Ben has specialist experience in the Fair Work Commission's new anti-bullying jurisdiction, having appeared for successful employers in three appeals, as well as acting for a school principal in a seven-day hearing in the Fair Work Commission to defend bullying allegations made by a teacher. Ben is often asked to provide commentary on important employment cases in the media, including for the SmartCompany website and Fairfax newspapers.

Chris Molnar

Chris Molnar is the Workplace Relations Partner at McKean Park. He has practised in the area of workplace relations for over 25 years. He has extensive experience and knowledge in industrial relations, employment law, occupational health and safety and mediations. Chris is accredited as a specialist in Workplace Relations by the Law Institute of Victoria. He was the recipient of the prestigious Presidents Award in 2009 from the Law Institute of Victoria for his contribution to the specialisation scheme. Chris has acted for individuals, corporations and public sector agencies in a wide range of areas including: enterprise bargaining including strategy, communications with employees and negotiations with unions; drafting individual and collective industrial agreements; employment contracts, restraint clauses, protection of intellectual property, performance management and remuneration systems; termination of employment including unfair and wrongful dismissals; industrial disputes including proceedings in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Australia, Fair Work Commission and the Federal Court; award variations; the industrial relations and employment law implications of business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions; discrimination and sexual harassment; and occupational health and safety including advice on employer or occupier duties, corporate and managerial responsibility, incident management and prosecutions. Chris is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a former Chairman of the Workplace Relations Specialisation Committee and Past Chairman of the Workplace Relations Section of the Law Institute of Victoria, which is responsible for co-ordinating activities of workplace relations lawyers in Victoria such as educational programs, research and recommendations for law reform. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Monash University. He also holds a Master of Laws degree from Monash University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Melbourne. He is listed in Doyle's Guide for 2016 as one of Melbourne's leading Employment and Industrial Relations lawyers.

Nicholas Duggal

Nick Duggal has experience in all aspects of employment and industrial law. He appears regularly in Fair Work Australia and has been involved in proceedings in various Common Law Courts, including the High Court. He has also practiced in the United Kingdom and has advised on New Zealand legal matters. He provides advice and representation on the full range of contentious and non-contentious workplace relations issues, and also has expertise in occupational health and safety matters. Nick represents employers of all sizes and his clients include hospitals, publicly listed and multi-national companies, Government instrumentalities, law firms, recruitment and human resources companies, industrial associations and insurers. He has experience across a range of industries including health, education, pharmaceuticals, information technology, business services, marketing, recruitment, entertainment and fashion. He regularly provides opinions on employment matters in the mainstream media and addresses employer groups on developments in the law.

Elizabeth Aitken

Elizabeth Aitken is a Senior Associate in the Workplace Relations team at Moray & Agnew. She has a particular interest in issues affecting educational institutions including school governance, workforce management, occupational health and safety, investigations, accommodation of student disabilities and additional learning needs, critical incident responses, mandatory reporting requirements and compliance with student privacy and health law obligations. She is experienced in litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of jurisdictions including the Federal and Federal Circuit Courts, Fair Work Commission, State and Federal Human Rights Commissions, Magistrates' Court and VCAT. Elizabeth's aim is to provide practical and holistic advice to schools with regard to their unique operational environment and sensitive reputational issues.

Steven Troeth

Steven Troeth is a Partner in the Melbourne Workplace Relations Practice Group and School Law team at Gadens Lawyers. Steven's practice includes advising educational institutions, particularly independent schools in Victoria, on a range of employment law and industrial relations issues and on matters concerning parents and students such as Enrolment issues, Discrimination, Policies, Award and enterprise agreement compliance, Bullying, Performance management, Misconduct including impropriety issues. Professional affiliations include membership of the Law Institute of Victoria's Workplace Relations Section and Commercial Litigation Section. Steven is also an accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist and a member of ANZELA

Cecelia Irvine-So

Cecelia Irvine-So is a Principal and team leader of Commercial, within our Corporate Advisory Team. She is accredited as a specialist in Business Law by the Law Institute of Victoria. Cecelia works with corporate and NFP clients regarding their commercial and corporate compliance along with providing advice on contracts, acquisitions, privacy law & child protection. She particularly focuses on driving change and compliance through leverage of existing corporate values and supports in house counsel and managers. Cecelia regularly presents to other professionals, including lawyers, accountants and financial advisors on her key areas of practice. She has also delivered seminars for Legalwise, the Law Institute of Victoria and for Television Education Network and been published in Law Institute Journal, Insurance and Risk Professional and The Journal of Financial Advice and is the Editor in Chief of the Portner Press Data Privacy Report along with being an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Counse

Skye Rose

Skye Rose was the Law Institute of Victoria's Government Lawyer of the Year in 2015, following her involvement in high-profile public interest litigation cases. Skye leads the Workplace Relations practice at Moores after working at Victoria Legal Aid, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and Minter Ellison. With over ten years' experience representing both employees, employers, and government, Skye regularly appears before the Fair Work Commission, VCAT, Human Rights Commissions, and the Federal Circuit Court, and has a strong focus on the early resolution of disputes. In 2016, Skye was appointed to the Independent Advisory Board for Victoria Police, which provides expert advice on equal opportunity issues, bullying, violence against women, discrimination, restorative intervention, and victimisation in the police force. Skye has appeared before national Parliamentary Inquiries on human rights, discrimination and access to justice issues, and has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in complex discrimination and employment relations disputes. In addition to her practice in workplace relations, Skye also has a strong practice in child protection, particularly with independent schools. Informed by her background in human rights, Skye works with organisations to prevent child abuse from occurring, and ensure that allegations are properly responded to when they arise.

Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott is Special Counsel in Minter Ellison's Media and Communications Group in Melbourne. She is an experienced media and privacy lawyer, qualified to practice in England and Australia with local and international experience advising on defamation claims, freedom of information requests, court reporting and contempt of court, privacy and data protection, internet liability, media regulation, breach of confidence, injunctions, pre-publication advice and reputation management. Veronica has acted for a wide range of media companies including Fairfax Digital and The Age Company Ltd, Daily Mail Group, Channel 4, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, the Nine Network, and the ABC. Veronica provides pre-publication advice to The Age newspaper and regularly appears in court for the media to access documents and oppose non-publication orders. Her work has included helping The Age to successfully resist a High Court application by the Chief Commissioner of Police (Vic) to suppress reporting of police sting operations, acting for the ABC in the Jane Doe County Court breach of privacy case and currently in defending defamation proceedings in relation to The Checkout, helping media clients avoid contempt charges and helping journalists protect their confidential sources. Veronica serves on the committees of the Melbourne Press Club and the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia and is a Board director of iappANZ.

Cecelia Irvine-So

Cecelia Irvine-So is a Principal and team leader of Commercial, within our Corporate Advisory Team. She is accredited as a specialist in Business Law by the Law Institute of Victoria. Cecelia works with corporate and NFP clients regarding their commercial and corporate compliance along with providing advice on contracts, acquisitions, privacy law & child protection. She particularly focuses on driving change and compliance through leverage of existing corporate values and supports in house counsel and managers. Cecelia regularly presents to other professionals, including lawyers, accountants and financial advisors on her key areas of practice. She has also delivered seminars for Legalwise, the Law Institute of Victoria and for Television Education Network and been published in Law Institute Journal, Insurance and Risk Professional and The Journal of Financial Advice and is the Editor in Chief of the Portner Press Data Privacy Report along with being an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Counse

Skye Rose

Skye Rose was the Law Institute of Victoria's Government Lawyer of the Year in 2015, following her involvement in high-profile public interest litigation cases. Skye leads the Workplace Relations practice at Moores after working at Victoria Legal Aid, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and Minter Ellison. With over ten years' experience representing both employees, employers, and government, Skye regularly appears before the Fair Work Commission, VCAT, Human Rights Commissions, and the Federal Circuit Court, and has a strong focus on the early resolution of disputes. In 2016, Skye was appointed to the Independent Advisory Board for Victoria Police, which provides expert advice on equal opportunity issues, bullying, violence against women, discrimination, restorative intervention, and victimisation in the police force. Skye has appeared before national Parliamentary Inquiries on human rights, discrimination and access to justice issues, and has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in complex discrimination and employment relations disputes. In addition to her practice in workplace relations, Skye also has a strong practice in child protection, particularly with independent schools. Informed by her background in human rights, Skye works with organisations to prevent child abuse from occurring, and ensure that allegations are properly responded to when they arise.

Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott is Special Counsel in Minter Ellison's Media and Communications Group in Melbourne. She is an experienced media and privacy lawyer, qualified to practice in England and Australia with local and international experience advising on defamation claims, freedom of information requests, court reporting and contempt of court, privacy and data protection, internet liability, media regulation, breach of confidence, injunctions, pre-publication advice and reputation management. Veronica has acted for a wide range of media companies including Fairfax Digital and The Age Company Ltd, Daily Mail Group, Channel 4, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, the Nine Network, and the ABC. Veronica provides pre-publication advice to The Age newspaper and regularly appears in court for the media to access documents and oppose non-publication orders. Her work has included helping The Age to successfully resist a High Court application by the Chief Commissioner of Police (Vic) to suppress reporting of police sting operations, acting for the ABC in the Jane Doe County Court breach of privacy case and currently in defending defamation proceedings in relation to The Checkout, helping media clients avoid contempt charges and helping journalists protect their confidential sources. Veronica serves on the committees of the Melbourne Press Club and the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia and is a Board director of iappANZ.

Michaela Moloney

Michaela Moloney has worked for a wide cross section of clients including employers in the public sector, education, health, retail, energy and manufacturing industries and has significant experience in all aspects of employment, industrial and discrimination law. She acts on a broad range of matters for employers including drafting and interpreting employment agreements and policies, assisting employers with the discipline of employees and termination of employment, negotiating collective agreements, managing long term injured employees including discrimination and workplace issues and interpretation of restraint of trade provisions. Michaela has a significant litigation practice and has successfully defended a number of large Australian employers in claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, general protections and breach of contract in the state courts and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia. Michaela takes a practical and proactive approach in her matters to seek to achieve a favourable and early resolution of matters for employers. She is also a skilled presenter, assisting clients with education and training in areas, including performance management, workplace behaviour training and investigations. Michaela is also Chair of a Board of a secondary school in Melbourne.

Katie Sweatman

Katie Sweatman actively practises in employment relations and discrimination law matters, including dismissal and grievance handling, industrial relations and workplace safety. With a strong focus on regulation and compliance, Katie works with businesses to identify risk areas and to implement practical industrial and common law workplace arrangements. Katie works closely with medium and large employers across both the private and public sectors, including Commonwealth departments and State government agencies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities and major higher education institutions. In addition to advising and supporting employers during periods of change, Katie regularly acts for employers in litigious, industrial and discrimination law matters in the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and advises proactively on day to day employment issues. Katie also regularly conducts training sessions for employers on workplace matters. In 2015, Katie has had the opportunity to work in the Workplace, Discrimination and Disputes Law Unit within the Legal Division of the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Throughout her secondment, Katie provided detailed advice to principals and corporate clients within the Department on a broad range of education law matters, from student discrimination advice to supporting principals in managing challenging employment disputes made by teachers and school support staff. In addition to advising clients on employment and education law matters, Katie is also the pro bono co-ordinator for the Melbourne off ice of K&L Gates.

Michaela Moloney

Michaela Moloney has worked for a wide cross section of clients including employers in the public sector, education, health, retail, energy and manufacturing industries and has significant experience in all aspects of employment, industrial and discrimination law. She acts on a broad range of matters for employers including drafting and interpreting employment agreements and policies, assisting employers with the discipline of employees and termination of employment, negotiating collective agreements, managing long term injured employees including discrimination and workplace issues and interpretation of restraint of trade provisions. Michaela has a significant litigation practice and has successfully defended a number of large Australian employers in claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, general protections and breach of contract in the state courts and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia. Michaela takes a practical and proactive approach in her matters to seek to achieve a favourable and early resolution of matters for employers. She is also a skilled presenter, assisting clients with education and training in areas, including performance management, workplace behaviour training and investigations. Michaela is also Chair of a Board of a secondary school in Melbourne.

Katie Sweatman

Katie Sweatman actively practises in employment relations and discrimination law matters, including dismissal and grievance handling, industrial relations and workplace safety. With a strong focus on regulation and compliance, Katie works with businesses to identify risk areas and to implement practical industrial and common law workplace arrangements. Katie works closely with medium and large employers across both the private and public sectors, including Commonwealth departments and State government agencies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities and major higher education institutions. In addition to advising and supporting employers during periods of change, Katie regularly acts for employers in litigious, industrial and discrimination law matters in the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, and advises proactively on day to day employment issues. Katie also regularly conducts training sessions for employers on workplace matters. In 2015, Katie has had the opportunity to work in the Workplace, Discrimination and Disputes Law Unit within the Legal Division of the Victorian Department of Education and Training. Throughout her secondment, Katie provided detailed advice to principals and corporate clients within the Department on a broad range of education law matters, from student discrimination advice to supporting principals in managing challenging employment disputes made by teachers and school support staff. In addition to advising clients on employment and education law matters, Katie is also the pro bono co-ordinator for the Melbourne off ice of K&L Gates.

Venue Details

Intercontinental Melbourne, The Rialto

Lower Ground Meeting Rooms, 495 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000
VIC, AUS

Ph: 0386271400

Directions:

Parking: The hotel offers valet parking from $50.00 per vehicle.

Alternatively there are a number of public car parks within 5 minutes

walking distance from the hotel on either Collins Street or Flinders Lane.

The closest train station is Southern Cross Station and the Taxi fee from

the train station is about $10.00. No parking or travel costs are included

in the conference fee.

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