Suzanne Wishart

Suzanne is Special Counsel in our Business and Employment Law team specialising in Employment and Workplace Law.


I became a lawyer because I love solving problems and talking to people.

I was admitted to practise as a lawyer in 1993 and have since worked across Queensland in private practice, local government, state government and statutory authorities.

As an experienced and skilled workplace lawyer I can assist with any employment, work health and safety, workers compensation, industrial relations and discrimination issues you have.

I am passionate about assisting employers manage their workforce in a way that drives business success. I like to partner with clients ensuring I know and understand their business and priorities.

By providing practical and strategic advice focused on best achieving the desired outcome whilst minimising the risks, I get results.

Human capital is a crucial part of any business and needs to be carefully managed. I can assist with all things workplace from navigating the minefield of negotiating enterprise agreements, managing underperformance, award interpretation, workers compensation claims, investigating complaints and minimising your work health and safety risks.

I look forward to assisting you resolve your workplace issues and implement sound frameworks and practices to move your workforce forward.


Termination: risks for employers

The recent Fair Work Commission (Commission) decision of Bridge v Globe Bottleshops Pty Ltd U2021/2534 highlights the risks employers face…

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Stand down provisions under the Fair Work Act

With the spread of COVID-19 and government health directions affecting business operations, many employers are again considering whether they are…

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Local Government Update – Important considerations when dismissing an employee

The recent decision of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) in Thomson-v-Brisbane City Council [2021] QIRC 429, delivered on…

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers in High-risk Settings

From 17 December 2021, employers providing services or working in settings involving: early childhood, primary and secondary education; corrective services;…

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Employer alert: The importance of consultation when introducing a vaccination policy

In the decision of Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union & Mr Matthew Howard -v-Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd…

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