Alicia Mataere

Special Counsel


Sydney Office


Alicia is a workplace relations and safety law strategist. She has worked exclusively in workplace relations and safety law since 2004 with clients in various industries including the 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) and other dismissal disputes before 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) and discrimination legislation and investigations, and prosecutions by SafeWork NSW.

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


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources Manager and Industrial Relations)

Alicia is currently completing a Masters of Labour Law and Relations at the University of Sydney


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, Industrial Law, Enterprise Bargaining and Agreements, Management of Ill and Injured employees, Management of Disciplinary matters including terminations, Redundancies and Restructures, Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment, Interpretation of Industrial Instruments including Awards, Work, Health and Safety, and Claims under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and discrimination legislation.


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