Julianne Taverner is a Special Counsel in Coleman Greig’s Employment Law & WHS team. She has more than 20 years’ experience in Employment Law and Administrative Law. She is an Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law.

Julianne is experienced in all facets of employment law including general protection claims, unfair dismissal applications, employment and industrial disputes, underpayment claims, discrimination and redundancy claims.

She has worked for both employers and employees. She works collaboratively with clients to minimise risk exposure and to build effective relationships. Her clients include government, small business and commercial entities.

A strong communicator, Julianne builds robust relationships with clients. Solutions-focussed, Julianne has a particular interest in discrimination, dispute resolution, and advising on new legislative and regulatory obligations for business.

A highly skilled and committed legal advisor, Julianne has advised and appeared in numerous matters in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.


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“I am a great listener and communicator, and prioritise building rapport and trust with each client. I enjoy the process of helping clients and creating business-specific outcomes.” – Julianne Taverner

  • Public sector reviews of actions and secondary reviews of APS Code of Conduct matters.
  • Advising on fact-finding and misconduct investigations and public interest disclosures.
  • In-house adviser to Chief People Officer with government agency.
  • Built strong relationships with HR teams in various departments and agencies.
  • Appearances in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of NSW and Human Rights Commission.
  • Successfully managed misconduct processes against employees under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and public sector disciplinary appeals (Francois v Industrial Relations Secretary (Department of Corrective Services) [2019] NSWIRComm 1058; Malik v Industrial Relations Secretary [2016] NSWIRComm 1).
  • Successfully defended unfair dismissal claim from employee with alcohol dependence employed by Department of Justice (Evans v Industrial Relations Secretary on behalf of the Department of Justice (Corrective Services NSW) [2018] NSWIRComm 1075).
  • Freedom of Information and privacy requests.
  • Enterprise bargaining.
  • Represented employees and employers in general protection and unfair dismissal claims.
  • Advised on superannuation liability of government department to contractors.
  • Attended conciliations in Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and Fair Work Commission.
  • Advised on WHS risks to workers and employer’s obligation to eliminate and minimise risks.
  • Undertaking reviews of decisions and settling reasons for decisions in relation to administrative decisions and reviews.

Accredited Specialist (Administrative Law)
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
Masters of Laws
Law Society of NSW
Industrial Relations Society of NSW

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Closing the Loopholes: [Another] Employment Law Update
27 February 2024 @ 09:30 AM - 27 February 2024 @ 11:00 AM

In this workshop, we will take you through the government industrial reforms as part of its ‘Closing the Loopholes Bill’ and help you understand how they apply to your business.


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