What's changing for employers in July and August

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s expert Workplace Team to unpack imminent Industrial Relations Reforms coming into effect in July and August.

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We’ll cover:

  • Right to disconnect
  • Union right of entry
  • New definition of employer and employee
  • Independent Contractor Unfair Contract Terms Disputes
  • Casual conversion
  • Definition of casual

Understand what these reforms mean for you, your business and your workforce, and what you need to do prepare for these upcoming changes.

Webinar details:

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024
Time: 9:00am - 9:45am
Zoom webinar

Business Chamber Queensland member price: FREE
Non-member: $35 + gst

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To avail your member discount, enter the email address associated with your Business Chamber Queensland membership as 'promo code'.

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Joanna Minchinton

Joanna Minchinton is the General Manager of Workplace Services with Business Chamber Queensland. She joined the team in October 2022.

Joanna is a senior business management professional with extensive experience working in key employment relations focused leadership positions. A strategic thinker, Joanna’s strengths lie in her with the ability operate decisively and effectively.


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 manages the workplace services function and works with stakeholders on relevant workplace projects, including legislative reform, and policy matters with business needs front of mind.

Her understanding of business needs has been cemented over her career where she has managed the workplace function at other business associations including the Queensland Hotels Association and the Australian Medical Association (both in the Brisbane branch office and the Sydney branch office). Joanna is an experienced advocate in jurisdictions including the Fair Work Commission, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, and is an expert business trainer having delivered educational programs on a range of employment and workforce topics, including sessions delivered in Istanbul and Beijing.

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.

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.