James Fleming – Executive Director
James has worked as a lawyer in industrial relations for government, unions and the community legal sector. Previously, he was a Legal and Industrial Officer at the Australian Council of Trade Unions, an Adviser – External Affairs at the Fair Work Ombudsman, and a Solicitor at JobWatch and Youthlaw.
James holds a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (honours) from ANU.
Jane Douglas – Business Manager
Jane manages the administrative and financial systems of the AIER.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources/Industrial Relations) from RMIT University.
Ron McCallum AO – AIER Patron
Ronald C McCallum AO is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading labour law academics. He was the foundation Blake Dawson Waldron Professor in Industrial
Law in the University of Sydney Law School from January 1993 until 30 September 2007. This professorship was the first full professorship in industrial law at any Australian university. Ron is the first totally blind person to have been appointed to
a full professorship in any field at any university in Australia or New Zealand. Ron
was Professor of Labour Law at Sydney Law School from 1 February 2008 until 31 December 2010. In January 2011, he was appointed to an Emeritus Professorship in Sydney Law School. Ron is a past Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and was named Senior Australian of the Year in 2011. Ron is Patron of the AIER.
Our Executive Committee
Michael Harmer – President and Chair
His practice places special emphasis on the preventive law approach in assisting clients in the informed management of a range of human rights, OH&S and employment issues and seeks to implement workplace fairness for all.
Michael has represented many of Australia’s leading corporations, senior executives and media personalities as well as having run some of Australia’s leading cases in employment and discrimination.
Fiona Hardie – Vice President, Employer Representative
Fiona and her partner, Sandy Grant, established Hardie Grant in Melbourne in 1997. The company now has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and London and San Francisco; publishes hundreds of titles each year, in a range of media – books, magazines, and digital; and employs 200 staff.
Over the past thirty years, Fiona has been involved with women’s, legal, publishing and workplace organisations, including setting up one of the earliest employer-based childcare centres in Melbourne.
Joellen Riley Munton – Vice President, Independent Representative
Joellen Riley Munton is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She has been teaching and writing in the field of employment and labour law since 1998 and is
an author on a number of books in the field, including The Law of Work, and Macken’s Law of Employment (7th and 8th editions). Her academic career includes six years as Dean of Law at The University of Sydney.
Mark Perica Vice President – Union Representative
Keith Harvey – Treasurer
Keith is a life member of the ASU, and retired ASU National Industrial Officer having worked nearly 40 years with the trade union movement and has worked on a number of key cases including the Pay Equity case in social, community and disability services.