The students at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) will have a rare opportunity to learn about the processes for Labour Dispute Resolution (LDR) in both Cambodia and Australia from the combined expertise of the Arbitration Council (AC) and a former Commissioner of Fair Work Commission (FWC).

ACF have collaborated with PUC to run this two-hour session at PUC on 25 March 2014 at 9:00 a.m. There will be a Panel Discussion during which the AC will talk about the system in Cambodia in response to questions asked by the students; during which, Commissioner Michael Gay, who previously served as a Commissioner with FWC, Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal, for over twenty three years, will share his experience in relation to LDR in Australia.

The session aims to share with students’ knowledge about the LDR system in Australia and Cambodia, and then encourage active discussion and analysis of the comparison between the Cambodian and Australian system’s. This is particularly relevant to consider the day-to-day practice of LDR in Cambodia and other developing countries.                                                                                            

Commissioner Michael Gay is presently an International Advisory Board member for the Cambodian Arbitration Council Foundation. He has expertise in the fields of alternative dispute resolution, industrial relations and professional development. He has generously and always shared his professional expertise with Cambodia through being a conciliator and trainer since 2003.