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Screen Producers Australia is holding an Industrial Relations Masterclass in Melbourne on the industrial fundamentals that apply to all Australian screen production businesses.

If you currently employ or intend to employ staff, make sure you are aware of your rights, obligations and responsibilities:

  • What should production companies and senior staff know about employing?

  • What measures do you need to take to handle grievances?

  • What needs to be taken into account when contracting?

  • What are the legal requirements regarding wages, taxation, superannuation, working hours, leave, public holidays, and termination?

This vital Masterclass for anyone who employs staff will provide an important introduction to the fundamental industrial instruments including the Fair Work Act, the National Employment Standards, the Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award, and Enterprise Bargaining Agreements including the impact of potential government changes to maternity leave, adverse action and unfair dismissal.

In particular, you will also gain an invaluable understanding of how the statutory instruments work in concert with the agreements negotiated by Screen Producers Australia with unions and guilds - What rights do you need to purchase from artists, contractors, and employees? What are the most recent changes to Screen Producers Australia agreements and what are the main issues currently under negotiation?

These questions and more will be addressed at this half day Screen Producers Australia Industrial Relations Masterclass.

Thursday, 20 February
9.00am - 1.00pm
Film Victoria
Level 3, 55 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Members: $90   |   Special Guilds : $120   |   Non-Members: $150


To access the Special Guilds rate you must be a financial member of: AWG, ADG, AIMIA, MEAA. You will be contact and asked to provide evidence of your membership.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Masterclass, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.



Keely joined TressCox in the Employment Law team within the Corporate and Commercial Division in 2012.

Keely’s experience includes:

  • appearances before Fair Work Australia in unfair dismissal matters and general protection applications for both employers and employees;

  • appearances before the Australian Human Rights Commission and state anti-discrimination bodies regarding complaints of discrimination, for both applicant and respondent;

  • appearances before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;

  • providing advice in respect of a range of employment matters, including termination of employment; redundancy; performance management; application of Modern Awards, work health and safety and parental leave entitlements/flexible working arrangements; and

  • drafting and reviewing workplace policies and procedures, employment agreements, individual flexibility agreements and enterprise agreements.

Keely previously worked as a lawyer in the Federal Department of Human Services in the Employment Law team and the Litigation team. 

Owen Johnston is our Manager, Industrial and Commercial Affairs. Owen manages negotiations for collective bargaining agreements on behalf of Screen Producers Australia with unions and guilds, terms of trade agreements with broadcasters, and provides industrial and commercial advice to members.