Navigating Industrial and Workplace Relations Changes in 2023

Workplace relations is full of complexities, and during 2023, a number of changes will come into effect. Employers therefore need to be across an ever changing and evolving way of managing their workforces.

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 (Cth) (the ‘Amendment Act’) received Royal Assent on December 6, 2022 and amended the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the main piece of employment legislation for private sector employers.

The Amendment Act changes workplace relations laws relating to bargaining, job security, gender equality, compliance and enforcement, workplace conditions and protections, and workplace relations institutions.

Join Business Chamber Queensland's Workplace Services team to understand what you need to know about the reforms and discover how Business Chamber Queensland can support you navigate the changes.

Event details

Topic: Navigating industrial and workplace relations changes in 2023

Date: Tuesday, March 21 2023

Time: 9:30am to 11:00am

Venue: Brisbane Business Hub

Address: Level 2, 155 Queen St, Brisbane 4000



What will Business Chamber Queensland's masterclass cover

  • tips to protect your business from risk and create a safe working environment
  • explanation of the legal definitions as well as individual and corporate responsibilities and liabilities
  • advice on how to review your workplace policies and practices to ensure compliance


Speakers and Panellists

Joanna Minchinton, General Manager, Workplace Relations and People & Culture at Business Chamber Queensland

Joanna is a recognised workplace relations expert, having been awarded life membership of both the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland; and Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association in recognition of her service to the field.

In her role with Business Chamber Queensland, Joanna’s focus is on what businesses need to understand to fulfil their obligations and responsibilities, and work with them to achieve positive outcomes. Joanna provides practical, real-world advice and assistance on a wide range of employment matters, right through to providing formal representation in jurisdictions such as the Fair Work Commission, the QIRC, and the Queensland Human Rights Commission.



Cletus Brown, Director Compliance Branch at Fair Work Ombusdman

Cletus Brown is a Director in the Compliance Branch at the Fair Work Ombudsman.

He has more than 25 years experience in the workplace relations field and has held managerial roles in key operational positions in all major reforms over the last 15 years including the introduction of WorkChoices, the Fair Work Act and the implementation of modern awards.

In his current role, Cletus leads two teams of Inspectors and another that manages Enforceable Undertakings and Compliance Partnerships. This work includes handling a number of the larger employers who are self-reporting underpayments to the workplace regulator.

About Brisbane Business Hub

Brisbane Business Hub is the place where Brisbane’s business community comes together. From free workshops, events and one-on-one mentoring with industry leaders to comfortable and convenient co-working spaces, it’s the central hub where you can learn new skills, grow your business and connect with like-minded professionals.

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.