Upcoming Changes in IR Reforms: A Comprehensive Overview of What's Coming and When

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2003 has amended the Fair Work Act 2009 in a number of ways. A number of changes took effect on 15 December, with more to follow this year.

Join Business Chamber Queensland's webinar to understand the changes that were introduced in late 2023 and the ones soon to have effect. The webinar will go through these changes from a practical perspective and what it means for employers.

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The webinar willl discuss the following amendments, and steps you can take to be prepared and compliant.

  • Small business redundancy changes
  • WHS and Right of entry changes
  • Same Job, Same Pay (labour hire) provisions
  • New rights for workplace delegates (union representatives employed in your workplace)
  • Wage theft

The webinar will conclude by discussing the progress of the other amendments still to be debated in the Senate, and what they could mean for you and your business.

Webinar details:
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Time: 9:00am to 9:45am
Zoom webinar

Business Chamber Queensland member price: Free
Non member price: $80 per person

For Business Chamber Queensland members, enter the email address associated with your Business Chamber Queensland membership as 'promo code' to access your member price tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing tickets you are accepting our terms and conditions, see here.

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Webinar Speaker

Joanna Minchinton | General Manager Workplace Services

Joanna joined the Business Chamber Queensland team in October 2022.

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 provides employers with practical, real-world advice and assistance on a wide range of matters relevant to the workplace. In addition to managing the workplace relations function, Joanna also works with stakeholders to provide positive workplace solutions, such as Workforce Evolve, a Queensland government funded program to assist employers with their recruitment and retention practices.

An experienced industrial advocate in jurisdictions including the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, Joanna is also an experienced trainer having delivered educational programs on a range of employment relations topics for members and external organisations including sessions delivered in Istanbul and Beijing. Joanna is also a regular guest lecturer to third year business students at Griffith University.  

Prior to joining Business Chamber Queensland, Joanna was the Employment Relations Manager with the Queensland Hotels Association. Other associations Joanna has worked with include the Australian Medical Association, both in the Brisbane branch office and Sydney branch office, and with the registered industrial union, ASMOFQ.   

Joanna commenced her industrial relations career with Business Chamber Queensland (then known as QCCI) as a graduate Industrial Relations Officer. Returning to Business Chamber Queensland has been an exciting ‘back to the future’ moment for Joanna that offers great potential. 

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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.