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Women’s Dinner 2023

The Committee is pleased to announce that on 7 June 2023 at 6:30pm the Society will be hosting its annual Women's Dinner at Lotus Restaurant, The Galleries, Sydney. 

Our special guests this year are:

  • Sarah Kaine MLC (Member of the NSW Legislative Council);
  • Rebecca Gilsenan (Class Actions Principal, Maurice Blackburn); and
  • Lauren Hutchins (Assistant Secretary, HSU NSW/ACT/QLD).

Join members and supporters for an intimate dinner and discussion with these exceptional talents, who have broken boundaries in the law and industrial relations, paving the way for greater gender equity.

The Women's Dinner is a female only event. Tickets are $80 for general admission and $70 for students. Tickets must be purchased using the form below prior to the event. Tickets cover a banquet meal and drinks at the venue. Places at this dinner are limited so make sure you register online as soon as possible.

About the Speakers

Sarah Kaine MLC completed an economics degree at the University of Sydney while working at the AWU before going on to become an Organiser at the Australian Council of Trade Unions. After having children, Sarah completed a PhD at the University of Sydney and was an Associate Professor at UTS for 10 years before moving into her current role as Director, Industrial Relations Compliance in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. As an academic Sarah developed a public profile as a ‘go-to’ commentator on workplace issues.

Rebecca Gilsenan is one of Australia’s leading plaintiff class actions lawyers. She has extensive experience in running complex and high profile litigation, including numerous class actions in the areas of price fixing, securities, failed investment schemes, product liability and mass torts. She has also run a number of ground-breaking public interest cases in relation to gene patents and refugee rights. Best Lawyers lists Rebecca as one of the top class actions lawyers in Australia. She is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a leading dispute resolution and commercial litigation lawyer. Rebecca is an experienced director and currently holds a number of governance roles. She is on the board of Maurice Blackburn, she is the chair of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and is on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Human Rights Institute.

Lauren Hutchins  is the Assistant Secretary at the Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD. She has worked in the union movement for over 20 years, her first organising job was as an Aged Care Project Officer with the Health and Research Employees Association. Lauren is heavily involved in the HSU’s Change Aged Care campaign and our historic Aged Care Work Value Case to improve the wages of workers in this feminised sector.

June 07, 2023 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Lotus Restaurant, The Galleries, Sydney

Will you come?

$80.00 General Admission
$70.00 Student Admission