The Hon Graeme Watson

Partner - Australia

With over 40 years’ experience in workplace and industrial relations, Graeme is a leading expert in employment and labour law and a standout adviser on industrial relations and collective labour issues. He has been involved in change management and the development of high performance workplace cultures, and has detailed knowledge of Australia’s leading corporations and most important industry sectors. Graeme has a strong reputation within both business and government, and has provided strategic advice to several major corporates such as Rio Tinto, Shell, BHP, Caltex, McDonalds, Coal and Allied, the Commonwealth Bank, Patrick Stevedores and industry bodies including the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Australian Mines and Metals Association, the NSW Minerals Council and the Business Council of Australia. As well as having many years’ experience as a partner in private practice, over his career Graeme has been a senior adviser to the Federal Government and served as the Vice President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and subsequently the Fair Work Commission. He has authored and edited a number of books including for CCH and LexisNexis, and regularly delivers conference keynote speeches in Australia and overseas.

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Level 25, 567 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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