The recent Full Federal Court decision in Barclay v Bendigo Regional TAFE is the first considering the adverse action provisions in the Fair Work Act. The landmark majority decision of Justices Gray and Bromberg clarifies the breadth of freedom of association provisions in the Act, the approach to proving contravention and recognises the crucial role played by union delegates under the Act.

It is an imperative that all involved in managing or representing workers and those advising unions and employers understand the principles set out in the decision.

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) and the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association have partnered to provide you with a seminar to discuss the decision.

AIER Executive member and Counsel for Mr Barclay, Mark Irving will step you through the decision and its significant implications.

Discussion will include what this means practically on the ground for managers, workers and their legal advisers.

DATE: Wednesday 2 March, 2011
TIME: 6pm – 7.30pm
VENUE: Monash University Law Chambers, 472 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Mark Irving (Victorian Bar) Counsel for Mr Barclay
Lisa Heap, AIER Executive Director
Professor Marilyn Pittard, Faculty of Law, Monash University
RSVP (required):
By 4.00pm on Friday 25 February, 2011 by email to or call 03 9647 9111.
For legal practitioners CPD points will be claimable for this seminar.