Josh Bornstein is an Australian Lawyer who heads the National Employment & Industrial Law practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

He is a member of the Board of economic think tank, Per Capita, the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne and is deputy Chair of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

He is President of, an advocacy organisation for victims of child sexual abuse within the Jewish community in Australia.

He has been ranked as Victoria’s top employment lawyer for employees in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession – a ranking based on peer review within the legal profession.

Josh’s response to hoax blog on The Times of Israel website is in News

Recent Writing

The Catholic church needn’t wait for a national redress scheme. It can act morally now.

By acting unilaterally to adequately compensate victims of sexual abuse, the Catholic church would send a powerful message that is has changed. At first glance, a national redress scheme for victims of childhood sexual abuse, jointly funded by government, churches, schools and other institutions, might seem like a sensible idea. A meaningful form of redress…

White supremacists stole my identity to spew hatred on the Times of Israel

In the early hours of Friday 10 April, as I slept in Melbourne, American author Naomi Wolf was posting on Facebook to condemn me as “deranged”, “genocidal” and “psychotic”. Wolf and I have never met or communicated before. Regrettably, she was not alone. In the course of that night, I was on the receiving end…

If Mugabe wouldn’t do it, why are we accepting this extraordinary attack on wages?

In 2011, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe enacted an extraordinary law preventing employees in that country from seeking wage rises above 2.5 per cent per annum. That last sentence is a lie. Mugabe did no such thing. Barry O’Farrell’s government did. Three years ago, the NSW government passed such a law. As a result, NSW public…


Article about the theft of my identity and the subsequent fallout

The following article by Fiona Smith was published in the Australian Financial Review regarding my recent experiences of identify theft and Twitter trolling. How lawyer Josh Bornstein’s stolen identity was used to spread race hate When Melbourne lawyer Josh Bornstein woke this morning to headlines about an Islamic State supporter who encouraged a terrorist attack…

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