As part of Herbert Smith Freehills’ series on the employment and industrial relations reforms leading up to the Australian federal election, the inaugural podcast focuses on the Australian Labor Party’s policy platform. Future podcasts will focus on specific subject areas in more details.

Latest Episode: Post-election update: What’s ahead for IR?

In our final podcast for our Federal Election series, Partner Anthony Longland asks Wendy Fauvel, Senior Associate responsible for our pre-election Industrial Relations Law Reform Agendas, what the Coalition are proposing in relation to industrial relations this year. Are there changes ahead or is it simply business as usual?

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Full podcast series

Episode 1: Labor’s 2019 Reforms – Our Analysis

This inaugural podcast focuses on the Australian Labor Party’s policy platform. It’s essential listening for HR professionals to assist understanding of the new employment landscape, which is being heavily influenced by the ACTU’s ‘Change the Rules’ campaign.

The podcast is moderated by Perth partner Anthony Longland, who is joined by Melbourne partner Tony Wood and Special Counsel Natalie Gaspar.

This podcast provides an overview of Labor’s proposals. Future podcasts will focus on specific subject areas in more details.

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Episode 2: Whistleblowing

Episode 2 focuses on the proposed reforms to whistleblower legislation and how similar laws have operated in the US, including the impact they have had upon business.

It’s essential listening to assist understanding of the potential implications of the suggested reforms. The podcast is moderated by Perth Partner Anthony Longland, who is joined by New York Partner Barbara Roth and Sydney based Executive Counsel Shivchand Jhinku.

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