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Rights vs Responsibilities: The Australian Workplace in 2019


Monday, 18 November 2019
4.15 pm for a 4.30 pm start
(Drinks and canapes will commence
at 6.15 pm)

You are invited to join us for the annual PCS end-of year function, this year being
held for the first time at the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst to coincide with the
launch of our firm’s sponsorship of the Darlinghurst Theatre Company.
The labour and employment landscape in Australia has been dominated by
controversies arising from the ever-escalating tension between recognising the
rights employees have in workplaces and the challenges for employers in meeting
their varied obligations. This tension has nowhere been as prominent as it has in the
Israel Folau case, a case in which PCS has been intimately involved as the lawyers for
(and Official People Partner of) Waratahs Rugby.
As has become customary for this event we (through our Founder & Managing
Principal, Joydeep Hor) will be challenging our panellists on questions such as

  • Do we need more clarity on what employees can do at work?
  • What impact #metoo has had on working culture and interactions
    between genders?
  • Whether the challenges of being an employer in Australia are manageable?
  • What role the law has to play in the regulation of workplace rights and

Confirmed panellists for this year’s event are:

  • Max Kimber SC (who successfully ran the Rumble case in the Federal Court earlier
    this year)
  • Natale Devlin, Chief Experience Officer at Charter Hall
  • Mollie Gray, Veteran and former Wallaroo
  • Robyn Sefiani, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Sefiani Communications Group
  • Chris Oliver, Director of People + Culture Strategies.

At the conclusion of the panel discussion, we will be privileged to hear PCS
Ambassador Brittanie Shipway sing before we adjourn to the Eternity Playhouse
foyer for drinks and canapes.
We encourage you to RSVP early for this event as there is a capacity limit at the venue.


Business attire


Complimentary for PCS Clients and Business Partners


By 4 November 2019 to or by telephone (02) 8094 3100 (specifying any dietary requirements if applicable)

Please note that this invitation is non-transferable. We appreciate and welcome the opportunity to consider other suitable invitees (whether from your organisation or otherwise) for this event and welcome you to share the name, title and contact details of any such individual with our firm’s COO Tracey Pace by email to tracey.