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Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

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Patrick Ibbotson announced as new chairman of Maddocks June 14, 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 One of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers has been elected the new chairman of Maddocks. Sydney-based partner Patrick Ibbotson will take over the role on 1 July. Patrick has been … Continued

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Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase? June 15, 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … Continued

Providing strategic industrial relations advice to government

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.

Maddocks has long been the legal adviser of choice when it comes to providing strategic industrial relations advice to state governments.

In 2015 we advised Victoria Police on all aspects of their enterprise bargaining, including the technical requirements relating to issuing the notice of employee representational rights, individual bargaining representatives, the Better Off Overall Test, reviewing the proposed agreement for compliance requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, protected action ballot orders, industrial action risks and the voting and approval process under the Fair Work Act.

During the same period we also advised VicRoads and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on their enterprise bargaining.

Importantly, we assisted each of our clients to successfully reach agreement with their employees and relevant union representatives, without protracted disputation.

Partner Ross Jackson led the Maddocks team on these matters.