Josh Bornstein is an employment lawyer and company director who heads the National Employment & Industrial Law practice at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

He is a director of the Australia Institute, a member of the the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law, University of Melbourne and the Centre for Future Work and he is deputy Chair of the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

Josh was the inaugural 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 between 2013 – 2016 by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession – a ranking based on peer review within the legal profession.

Recent Writing

Deep Within a Journalistic Silo

On 4 August, Sky News broadcast an interview between compere Adam Giles and former leader of the United Patriots Front, Blair Cottrell. Giles asked Cottrell whether he saw ‘a correlation between the way Australia is going and where it should go in regards to some of the arguments Donald Trump is putting out there’ about…

Is it Fair to Slur BDS Supporters as Anti-Semites?

On Sunday, 23 July 2017, Rabbi Alissa Wise travelled to Washington Dulles International Airport, where she was to board a flight to Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Wise was travelling to Israel as part of an interfaith delegation, which planned to meet with human rights activists in Israel and Palestine. However, at the airport…


Workplace Whistleblowers

I will be addressing the plight of workplace whistleblowers at the inaugural Whistleblowers Conference on 16 November.

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Gig Economy

I will be speaking on the Gig Economy at this Law Institute of Victoria Workplace Relations Conference on 26 October.

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