Martin Osborne is an employment and labour lawyer based in Brisbane. He leads our employment and labour practice in Australia.
Known for his attention to detail and focus on finding pragmatic solutions, Martin has advised clients in most industries and has particular expertise in energy, resources, construction, government and quasi-government. His clients include Powerlink Queensland, Ergon Energy, Bechtel, the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (FWBC) and JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd.
Martin’s experience across the full range of employment, equal opportunity and industrial relations issues sees him regularly advise and represent clients in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Fair Work Commission, the Anti-Discrimination Commission and Tribunal Queensland, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Federal Circuit Court. Martin also regularly presents on workplace relations topics.
He is currently advising major clients in the energy, resources and infrastructure/construction industries on strategic issues related to industrial relations and employment arrangements. This includes employment and industrial relations issues related to the construction of the Ichthys LNG Project, Australia Pacific LNG Project, Gladstone LNG Project and Queensland Curtis LNG Project.
Employers can breathe a sigh of relief now that the High Court has held that a term of mutual trust and confidence is not implied by law into employment contracts.
September 11, 2014
There have been several recent legislative changes affecting Queensland based businesses in the building and construction industry including....
May 21, 2014
Our national Employment and Labour team praised for impressive work.
September 28, 2015
Our Employment & Labour team has won the Workplace Relations & Employment Team of the Year award..
September 18, 2015