Tim McDonald

Partner LLB, BA, Accredited Specialist in Industrial and Employment law

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4576
email tmcdonald@moray.com.au

Tim McDonald leads the national workplace practice at Moray & Agnew Lawyers, practising in employment and industrial law, work health and safety, discrimination, bullying and harassment, management of injured workers and termination of employment.

Over the last 20 years, Tim has advised and represented employers, from a broad range of industries, such as security, hospitality, retail, health, manufacturing, clerical, banking and finance, transport and logistics, real estate, building and construction, education and mining. These clients include some of Australia’s largest companies.

Tim was previously the Senior Adviser to Joe Hockey, when he was the Commonwealth Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

Prior to this role, Tim was the Director – Employment Relations of the Employer’s Federation, a peak council, in which he acted in many landmark industrial cases and projects.

Tim is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial Law.

Tim has served on numerous committees including the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society, the Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Committee for Employment and Industrial Law, the Workplace Relations Policy Committee of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Legal Policy Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and as a Director of the Building and Construction Industry Long Service Leave Corporation.

Published Articles

Some relief for employers – High Court rules in landmark adverse action case

Workplace Directions

The Board of Bendigo Regional Institute of Technical and Further Education (BRIT) v Barclay [2012] HCA 32 The High Court, in…

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Modern Award Review update

Workplace Directions

Since December 2013, the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) has been undertaking the 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards (‘Review’). As part…

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Anti-bullying jurisdiction to start 1 January 2014

Workplace Directions

Employers should be preparing for the new anti-bullying laws. In particular, anti-bullying policies and procedures should be reviewed and anti-bullying training…

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Professional Membership

  • Industrial Relations Society NSW
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Law Society Specialist Accreditation Employment & Industrial Law Advisory Committee