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 great Uber fairness fallacy: as a driver, how do you bargain with an app?

Businesses have been shedding their identity as employers for at least 30 years, profiting from the work performed by ‘independent contractors’ without the cost, risk or aggravation of actually dealing with employees. Whining about cab drivers transcends national boundaries. From New York to Sydney, the complaints are indistinguishable. Sitting among 450 of the world’s leading…

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…


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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