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ANU Law Conference - Free speech at work: Folau, Banerji and beyond?

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The Australian National University

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Canberra, ACT 0200

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This event will take place as part of the 2020 ACT Law Week.

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The ability of employees to speak freely, both in public and private sector contexts, is increasingly being challenged. In 2019, the High Court of Australia upheld the Department of Immigration’s termination of a public servant for her anonymous tweets. Until a recent settlement, the Federal Circuit Court was hearing Israel Folau’s challenge to his dismissal by Rugby Australia over controversial social media posts. These cases give rise to complex and often unsettled legal questions, at the intersection of employment law, constitutional law and anti-discrimination law. As the distinction between at-work and off-duty continues to blur in modern workplaces, it is unlikely these challenges will fade.

Where should the lines be drawn? Is it possible to reconcile employees' speech rights with the interests of employers? This timely and innovative conference will consider these issues from practical, theoretical, policy and comparative perspectives.

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A full list of speakers and session content will be released in early 2020.

Additional Event: Pre-Conference Panel Discussion

As a precursor to the conference, ANU Law will host a public panel discussion on the topic of free speech in the work place. Registration for this event is separate from the Conference and is complimentary. Further information and registration details will be available in early 2020. 

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