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        Insurance, Safety, Employment & IR Summit 2019

        Please join us at our annual Insurance, Safety, Employment & IR Summit on the Gold Coast.

        18 July 2019

        Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
        71 Sea World Drive
        Main Beach
        Gold Coast 4217

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        Our annual Summit brings together leaders in the fields of insurance, safety, employment law and industrial relations and aims to provide practical and relevant presentations to target the critical workplace issues confronting you. Speakers will include a range of industry leaders and experts.

        For more information about this event, please contact Elizabeth Kelly at elizabeth.kelly@dwf.law.

        Day 1 - Thursday 18 July 2019:

        9:00am – 9:15am: Registration, coffee and networking
        9:15am – 4:30pm: Conference
        6:30pm – 11:00pm: Summit dinner at Glass Dining, Marina Mirage 


        Day 2 - Friday 19 July 2019:

        9:00am – 9:15am: Arrival, coffee and networking
        9:15am – 1:15pm: Conference
        1:15pm: Conference close (complimentary buffet lunch provided for attendees in the Terraces Restaurant at the Sheraton)



        You can download our agenda here >

        • Full Package - Thursday & Friday attendance, accommodation, Summit dinner = $900 +GST
        • Thursday attendance only (no accommodation or Summit dinner) = $350 +GST
        • Friday attendance only (no accommodation or Summit dinner) = $350 +GST
        • Summit dinner only = $120 +GST



        "Silicosis & Other Emerging Disease Trends"

        Damien van Brunschot - Principal Lawyer & Head of Insurance (Australia)

        "The Rise of Regulation in Australia"

        Matthew Smith - Principal Lawyer & Head of Employment, Safety and Regulatory (Australia)

        "Conference Close"

        Jamie McPherson - Managing Director (Australia) 

        "Nature & Extent of a Worker's WHS Duty - a review of recent high profile cases"

        Damian Hegarty - Principal Lawyer

        "Casual Conversions"

        Mark Curran - Principal Lawyer

        "Conducting Bullying Complaint Investigations"

        Michelle Dawson - Principal Lawyer

        "The Morrison Government's Agenda for Employment & IR

        Sina Zevari - Principal Lawyer

        "Imprisonment for Officer's WHS Offences - the current trends and how to avoid a custodial sentence"

        Andrew Ross - Supervising Lawyer

        "Labour Hire Update - liability for a host employer's system of work"

        Kara Thomson - Supervising Lawyer

         "Australian Privacy Principles - how they can affect management of your employees"

        Matthew Giles - Associate

        "Sexual Assault in the Workplace - WorkCover & broader implications"

        Carmen Chapman - Associate



        "Right of Entry"

        Troy Spence - Barrister-at-Law

        "Using DWF Technology to Alert, Protect, Resolve & Improve"

        Ashley Moss - CEO, DWF 360

        "The Post-Election Political Landscape Including in Relation to Potential Industrial Relations Reform"

        Terri Butler - Shadow Minister for the Environment & Water

         "Regulatory Jurisdiction in the UK & Safety Comparisons with Australia"

        Dominic Watkins - Partner // Head of Food Group DWF Law LLP

        "UK Health & Safety Update - including the Grenfell fire and an analysis of sentencing guidelines and their effect on corporates / individuals

        Steffan Groch - Partner // Head of Regulatory DWF Law LLP

        "The Construction Industry's Response to Silicosis"

        Melanie Roberts - Board Member - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland // Manager Workplace Health, Safety and Environment Policy - Master Builders Queensland

        "WorkCover Update - overall trends and impact on insurance"

        Bruce Watson - Chief Executive Officer - WorkCover Queensland

        "Mental Health & Psychological Claims - stats, reviews, reports and decisions"

        Janine Reid - Legal Counsel - WorkCover Queensland

        "A Holistic Approach to Workplace Injury Prevention"

        Shannon Ahern - Group WHS Manager - Virgin Austraia

        "How to prevent driving your workers into the arms of lawyers"

        Dr Sid O'Toole - Director & Consultant Occupational Physician - LIME Medicolegal

        'Workplace Indoor Air Quality - Hazard & Outrage"

        Dr Robert McCartney - Occupational Physician - Resile

        Meet the speakers

        Damien van Brunschot

        • Principal Lawyer // Head of Insurance (Australia)

        Matthew Smith

        • Principal Lawyer // Head of Employment, Safety & Regulatory (Australia)

        Damian Hegarty

        • Principal Lawyer

        Mark Curran

        • Principal Lawyer

        Michelle Dawson

        • Principal Lawyer

        Sina Zevari

        • Principal Lawyer

        Andrew Ross

        • Supervising Lawyer

        Kara Thomson

        • Supervising Lawyer

        Jamie McPherson

        • Managing Director (Australia)

        Matthew Giles

        • Senior Associate

        Carmen Chapman

        • Associate