Alera National Conference 2021, Melbourne, Australia, 15th & 16th October 2021 

ALERA National Conference 2020, Melbourne, 16th to 17th October

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Stephen Smith

Stephen is Head of National Workplace Relations Policy for the Australian Industry Group.

He has been responsible for workplace relations policy development and advocacy at Ai Group for over 20 years and has been employed with Ai Group for over 30 years. 

His role includes developing Ai Group’s submissions and strategies to protect and promote the interests of Ai Group Members and industry in relation to:

  • Changes to workplace relations laws;
  • Major cases in the Fair Work Commission;
  • Major workplace relations cases in relevant Courts;
  • Numerous inquiries and reviews by Governments, Parliamentary Committees, Royal Commissions and numerous other bodies.

Stephen is also a Legal Practitioner Director, and Chairman of the Board of, Ai Group Workplace Lawyers, a national law firm operated by Ai Group. 

Stephen has represented employers and Ai Group in cases in the High Court, the Federal Court, the Victorian Supreme Court and other courts.