About IRSV

The IRSV has members drawn from unions, employers, government, the State and Federal tribunals, the legal profession, industrial relations consultants and universities.

Membership is open to practitioners in the industrial relation field and those engaged in industrial research, teaching or study.

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Promoting productive enterprise agreements project - Fair Work Commission

Promoting productive enterprise agreements project - Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission is inviting all employers, employees and their representatives to submit enterprise agreement clauses that they believe are productivity enhancing or innovative to be considered for inclusion in a Commission research project.

Participation in the project is an opportunity for employers, employees and their representatives to showcase productivity and innovation achievements in agreements. However, nominations can also be made confidential on request. 

May 2014 Newletter now online

Our May 2014 Newsletter has now been published and can be opened by clicking here.

The Newsletter contains a message from our new President, Victoria Lambropoulos, updates on membership and Committee, and details of forthcoming events and competitions.

Happy reading!


ALERA National Conference - Registrations Open

The next ALERA National Conference will be hosted by the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland at the Sofitel Broadbeach from 28-30 August 2014.

The Conference's theme: Productivity and Workplace Relations into the Future sets the scene for the event. Turn your back on the cold, the rain and the wind, come to Queensland and get involved in an excellent program of expert panels, debates, a bargaining workshop, keynote speakers and master classes that will leave you fully informed.

Student Essay Competition Winner

The Executive Committee wishes to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Student Essay Competition.

The Competition has been running for some years now and continues to grow in popularity. The quality of all entries received is remarkable and deciding a winner is not an easy task.

Congratulations to Sean Mulcahy of Monash University for his winning entry in the undergraduate category: "Still Unfinished Business: Wage Compensation and Workplace Justice for Aboriginal Workers."

Welcome to the new IRSV President

The Executive Committee of the IRSV would like to welcome Victoria Lambropoulos as the new President of the Society.

Prof. Greg Bamber on 1 May 2014 vacated the President's chair as he will be taking up a well deserved sabbatical that will see him overseas for much of the remainder of his term as President.

At the Executive Committee meeting on 1 May 2014 the Executive Committee sought to fill the casual vacancy that Greg's travel's would create.

New FWC Website Launches 31 March 2014

A reminder to our members that the FWC is launching a new website on 31 March 2014.

The press release from the Commission can be found here: http://fairworkcommission.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/i/663659B310357238/4EF2091E8DF86D662540EF23F30FEDED

Industrial Revelations: Networking with the IRSV

Join the IRSV for this bi-monthly networking event from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Fair Trader.  

Don't miss this great opportunity to network and share ideas with other industrial relations practitioners and enthusiasts.

The first Industrial Revelations for 2014 will be Thursday, 27 March 2014.

Non-members $10 by advance registration, $15 at the door.  Members attend for free.  Advance registration
not essential, but appreciated.  For full details head to our Events page.

Photos & Wrap-up now available: IRSV 50th Anniversary Event (incorporating the Sir Richard Kirby Lecture)

A brief wrap-up of the IRSV 50th Anniversary Event (incorporating the Sir Richard Kirby Lecture), with photos is now available on the IRSV website.

Head to the Resources page for all the action.

We are working on making the video from this event available as well and will update the page once this has been successful.

Media coverage of the IRSV 50th Anniversary Event (Incorporating the Sir Richard Kirby Lecture)

Our recent 50th Anniversary Event attracted industry media attention.

Please find below the article that featured in Workplace Express on 17 October 2013*:


Spring 2013 Newsletter

Dear IRSV members,

The Spring Edition of our Newsletter is now available here.


The Executive Committee


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