Partnering with a more human resource

David Bates

Employment Relations Lawyer

David gained his BA (Government) from the University of Queensland in 1998 before going on to complete a Law degree, with Honours, in 2001. He later moved to Canada and the United Kingdom where he was employed in a variety of HR, legal and public affairs roles within the private and public sectors, including an extended engagement by HM Government.

David routinely represents employers in Fair Work-related proceedings and can assist with every aspect of employment relations compliance. David is also an accomplished and highly sought-after public speaker who facilitates dynamic, informative and highly interactive workshops on all aspects of workplace relations best-practice. He is currently The Switzer Program’s ‘Workplace Expert’ and appears regularly on SkyNews. He also regularly presents at conferences, seminars and other events for partners such as  Telstra,  ADP,  Switzer, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB),  Lottery Retailers Association (LRA),  Post Office Agents Association (POAAL),  Australian Gift & Homewares Association (AGHA), Smithink2010 and many more. David also  writes regularly for Switzer’s ‘The Experts’ and many other industry associations, national franchise groups and professionals publications.

David is deeply committed to assisting employers and is a passionate advocate of competition and free-enterprise.

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