Steven Moore QC
Steven Moore QC is a leading barrister in the area of employment and workplace relations.
Steven came to the Bar in 1998 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2014. He has more than 20 years experience as a lawyer representing and advising clients in all aspects of employment and workplace relations law. Steven was named as one of Victoria’s leading employment and work health and safety Senior Counsel in the Doyle’s Guide for 2016-2018.
Steven regularly appears in trial and appellate matters in the Federal Court of Australia and in the Fair Work Commission. He represents and advises individuals, employers, unions, regulators and governments in matters involving employment, industrial, contract and discrimination law. He also practises in constitutional law, judicial review and sport law.
Steven appeared for various parties in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption and has appeared in a number of major test cases in the Fair Work Commission. He has also acted as Chairperson of internal appeal committees and tribunals in the higher education sector and for sporting bodies. Steven accepts briefs as a mediator and for parties involved in complex industrial and employment disputes.
Bachelor of Economics (Honours)
Bachelor of Law (Honours)
Master of Arts (Honours)
Senior Vice President, Industrial Bar Association
Member of Editorial Board of “Workplace Review” (Thomson Reuters)
Member, Australian Labour Law Association
AREAS OF PRACTICE
INDUSTRIAL & BARGAINING DISPUTES
Steven advises and represents clients in the Fair Work Commission in bargaining disputes arising under the Fair Work Act 2009. He also appears in the Federal Court of Australia in interlocutory proceedings and at trial in proceedings relating to the taking of industrial action.
TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT & ADVERSE ACTION
Steven practises extensively in the General Protections regime established by the Fair Work Act 2009, principally in the Federal Court of Australia and in proceedings relating to termination of employment.
STATUTORY AND AWARD COMPLIANCE
Steven prosecutes and defends a wide range of claims for breach of award and industrial laws. He has extensive experience in advising employers, regulators and unions about compliance with workplace laws.
Steven advises and represents clients in Federal and State jurisdictions in relation to discrimination and harassment complaints including in the fields of employment and education.
EMPLOYMENT & CONTRACT DISPUTES
Steven advises and represents clients in relation to all employment related disputes including restraint of trade matters, contractual disputes, bullying claims and disputes under grievance procedures.
Steven appeared in the High Court of Australia in the Work Choices Case (2006) 229 CLR 1 and in proceedings involving s 109 of the Constitution (Jemena Asset Management (No. 3) Pty Ltd v CoInvest Ltd (2011) 244 CLR 508).
He has also advised State governments in relation a wide range of employment and industrial relations matters.
MAJOR AWARD PROCEEDINGS & TEST CASES
Steven has appeared in a number of major test cases and award proceedings in the Fair Work Commission including: the Equal Remuneration Case (2012) 208 IR 446; the Modern Awards Review 2012 – Junior Rates (2014) 241 IR 243; the Modern Awards Review 2012 – Penalty Rates (2013) 231 IR 361; and the 4 yearly Review of Modern Awards – Penalty Rates (2017) 265 IR 1.
APPEALS & JUDICIAL REVIEW
Steven has an established practice representing clients in the Federal Court of Australia in judicial review proceedings brought in respect of various tribunals including the Fair Work Commission. He also appears in appeal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission.
ROYAL COMMISSIONS, MEDIATIONS, INQUIRIES & DOMESTIC TRIBUNALS
Steven appeared in the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (2015) and the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry (2001).
Steven has been engaged as a private mediator in a number of employment, restraint of trade and industrial disputes. He also regularly appears for parties in mediations.
Steven has also chaired review tribunals in the higher education sector and those established by Football Federation Australia and Football Federation Victoria.
Re MacKillop Family Services Pty Ltd (t/as MacKillop Family Services)  FWC 617
Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union v Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd  FCA 1494
Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association v Australian Industry Group  FCAFC 161
United Firefighters Union of Australia v Country Fire Authority (No.2)  FCA 1614
General Manager of the Fair Work Commission v McGiveron  FCA 405
Hazledine v Wakerley  FWCFB 500
4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Penalty Rates (2017) 265 IR 1
Hazledine v Arthur J Gallagher Australia & Co (Aus) Ltd  FCA 575
4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Fire Fighting Industry Award 2010  FWCFB 8025
Garriock v Football Federation Australia  NSWCATAD 63
Linkhill v The Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate  HCATrans 340
Linkhill Pty Ltd v Director of Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate  FCAFC 99
FBIS International Protective Services (Aust) Pty Ltd v Fair Work Commission  FCAFC 90
Short v Ambulance Victoria  FCAFC 55
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