Workplace and Safety Law


What we do

The Workplace and Safety Law Sub-Committee is a forum for a diverse range of early career lawyers and students with a common interest in employment, industrial, work health and safety law. The Workplace and Safety Law Sub-Committee’s subscribers meet regularly to discuss topical workplace issues, participate in the committee’s annual events and otherwise discuss and monitor new and interesting developments in this specialised field of practice. The Sub-Committee is made up of a diverse group of lawyers in private practice, trade unions, government and in-house, as well as associates, tipstaffs and law students.

Our initiatives

  • The Workplace and Safety Law Sub-Committee gives early career lawyers and law students the opportunity to ask questions of their peers on points of law, share experiences, and pass on knowledge in a collegiate and supportive environment.
  • The Sub-Committee regularly facilitates discussion in areas of reform at the Federal and State levels and provides early career lawyers and students with the opportunity to debate current workplace issues.
  • In addition to monthly meetings, the Sub-Committee regularly invites guest speakers from within the industry, such as barristers and senior lawyers, to speak to subscribers.
  • The Workplace and Safety Law Sub-Committee coordinate a number of exciting networking and professional opportunities, including the prestigious ‘McCallum Medal Competition’ and the ‘State of the Unions Workplace Comedy Debate’.
    • The McCallum Medal Competition is annual public speaking event in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. This competition provides early career lawyers with the opportunity to network in their specialist area, acquire skills and develop their career.
    • The State of the Unions Workplace Comedy Debate is a fun-filled evening where titans of the field battle it out debating a hilarious, always controversial, and sometimes slightly inappropriate, topic.


Who are we

Chair: Michael Tuohy 
Vice Chair: Milo Kuga
Secretary: Timothy Roberts

What’s happening

Visit our FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages for information about our upcoming meetings and events. 

When do we meet?

Monthly - Third Monday 

View agendas, minutes and online meeting details

19 February 2024 6:00pm

15 July 2024 6:00pm

18 March 2024 6:00pm

19 August 2024 6:00pm

15 April 2024 6:00pm

16 September 2024 6:00pm

20 May 2024 6:00pm

21 October 2024 6:00pm

17 June 2024 6:00pm

18 November 2024 6:00pm

Policy submissions

You can view the NSW Young Lawyers Workplace and Safety Law Sub-Committee policy submissions here.