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Hot Topics: No More Bull! (-ying)


Thursday 06 September 2012


6:30PM - 8:00PM
Cost includes light refreshments


Law Institute of Victoria
Lecture Theatre
470 Bourke St


Tuesday, 4 September 2012



Also available



Standard Price
$35.00 Member
$25.00 Young Lawyers / New Solicitor
$45.00 Non-Member
All pricing is in Australian Dollars and is inclusive of GST
This forum will consider current reforms, potential uniform legislation and Occupational Health & Safety guidelines around bullying. Where have these changes come from, and why?

Topics covered:

•    what bullying is and isn't

•    the wave of law reform (in criminal, safety and 'cyber-bullying' laws) that has been introduced in the past 18 months

•    whether this reform is appropriate and whether the law is effectively responding to the issue

•    how the law should respond in 'out-of-hours' bullying situations (e.g. over social media platforms) and whether vicarious liability needs to be looked at

•    the rise of high profile bullying and harassment cases founded on creative and innovative causes of action.

Moderated by: Virginia Masters, Senior Executive Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor


•    Michael Harmer, Partner, Harmers Workplace Lawyers 

•    Ms Nareen Young, CEO, Diversity Council Australia Ltd

•    Dr Helen Szoke, Race Discrimination Commissioner & former Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

•    Bernie Dean, General Manager, Prevention Strategy Program, WorkSafe

The Young Lawyers’ Section is proud to be working with Hot Topics series sponsor:

Gordon & Jackson

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