Alicia Mataere



Sydney Office


Alicia is a workplace relations and safety law specialist, having worked exclusively in the area since 2004.  She has advised and developed strategies for clients across various industries, including government and private sectors, publicly listed companies, Affiliated Health Organisations, religious and not-for-profit organisations.

Alicia is also an experienced advocate, having advised and advocated in the first Equal Pay Case under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), as well as other dismissal disputes before both the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Alicia has advised and guided her clients in countless workplace relations and safety matters, including the engagement of staff and contractors, contracts governing the employment or contractor relationship, performance management, disciplinary matters, workplace investigations, management of ill and injured workers, Award interpretation and coverage, terminations, various claims under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), discrimination legislation and investigations, and prosecutions by SafeWork NSW and the Environmental Protection Authority.

Alicia’s experience and passion for all aspects of workplace relations and safety law have made her a trusted legal advisor to her clients.

Professional Memberships

New South Wales Law Society and NSW Industrial Relations Society



Alicia prides herself on knowing her clients’ business, operations and goals; and advising within that framework. She is practical and commercial in her advice and strategy, taking account of each business’ unique structure and operating environment.

Areas of Expertise

Employment Law, Employment Practices Liability, Industrial Law and Industrial Relations Disputes, Enterprise Bargaining and Agreements, Management of Ill and Injured employees, Management of Disciplinary matters including terminations, Redundancies and Restructures, Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment, Statutory Liability, Interpretation of Industrial Instruments including Awards, Work Health and Safety, Environmental Protection Law and Claims under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and discrimination legislation, Transport for NSW & National Heavy Vehicle Regulator matters and Due Diligence/Compliance Audits.



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