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CPD event | Online | Workplace disputes and boundaries

with Peter Raffles

Monday 24 January 2022 | 12–1:30pm Brisbane Time | Online

Workplace disputes and boundaries

Hear from Peter Raffles about workplace dispute and boundaries. He will discuss:

  • the employment relationship and implied duties of care, fidelity and to follow lawful and reasonable directions; and relatedly
  • structural boundaries – confidentiality and privilege in workplace mediations.


Peter Raffles

Peter Raffles is the principal of Conflict Solutions Pty Ltd. He is an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation Scheme, and a member of the Bar Association of Queensland. He also holds a commercial pilot licence and is a certified tradesman.

Peter has comprehensively studied conflict (its sources and management), negotiation and mediation and is qualified as a negotiation trainer with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

He is currently a part-time, post-graduate lecturer in Negotiation, and Mediation Practice, at the University of Technology Sydney ; and a part-time, post-graduate lecturer in Workplace Conflict Management at James Cook University.

Peter has over 20,000 hours experience in peace building, mediation, arbitration and investigation services for resolving conflict in the following areas:

  • Industrial & Enterprise bargaining disputes (incl. Statewide disputes)
  • Community disputes
  • Public issue multi-party disputes (more than 10 people)
  • Customary land disputes PNG
  • Commercial disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Workplace & Grievance disputes