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Activities and events


Our monthly meetings are our major activity, providing members with the opportunity to discuss projects currently in development as well as issues in workplace and safety law. We also invite senior practitioners to our meetings to speak to us on current topics; ensuring young practitioners have the opportunity to discuss issues in a semi-informal environment.


The Committee has been involved in a variety of projects since it commenced in 1995, making submissions to government, assisting in the production of practical guides for lawyers and staging seminars on workplace and safety law as part of the CLE program. Look at minutes from our previous meetings, for further information on some of our past activites.


Our Committee is active in influencing and shaping government policies and legislation through written submissions.


The Workplace and Safety Law Committee organises a number of professional activities and social networking opportunities for young and newly practising lawyers throughout the year.


Please view the NSW Young Lawyers Events Calendar for all 2016 Major and Committee Events.

State of the Unions: the Workplace Debate, 28 April (Sponsored by DLA Piper)

Witty, outrageous, thought-provoking, hilarious: the Workplace and Safety Law Committee’s annual comedy debate had it all. Adjudicated by the 2016 NSW Young Laywers Patron, Professor Gillian Triggs, the two teams duked it out to determine whether “pulling a sickie” really was the Australian way. After the dust had settled, the affirmative had won the debate, with Bryony Binns (Baker McKenzie) taking out best speaker and Claire Cantrell (Waratah Chambers) taking out People’s Choice. All money raised from the event went to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, the 2016 NSW Young Lawyers Charity.

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