Solicitor
JD, PhD, BA(Hons)

Current practice

Rosemary works in the Workplace Relations & Occupational Safety Branch.  She provides advice and conducts litigation for clients across the public sector on anti-discrimination, adverse action, unfair dismissal, restructuring and redundancy, enterprise agreements, public office and senior management appointments, the governance of public sector agencies, statutory interpretation and other matters related to public sector workplace relations.

Rosemary was recently seconded as a policy advisor to Industrial Relations Victoria, where she advised public sector agencies on industrial relations matters, the drafting of enterprise agreements and the Government's public sector workplace relations policies.  

Rosemary is a member of the Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, Public Sector Governance and Integrity, and Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations practice groups.

Experience

Prior to practising law, Rosemary worked as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne where her research and teaching focused on the public understanding of science, the ethical and social issues that arise in relation to new technologies and the role of regulation in managing those issues and allaying public concerns.  In addition, Rosemary spent ten years on regulatory committees advising the Commonwealth Government on the risk, social and ethical issues that arise in relation to gene technology.