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

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…

Hit Big Tech with law suits to stop online bullies

On 1 January 2018, the Network Enforcement Act came into effect in Germany. Under the laws, online platforms like Google, Facebook and Twitter face fines of up to $50 million euros if they do not remove “obviously illegal” hate speech within 24 hours of notification. The laws had an immediate effect, prompting Facebook to hire…


Requiem for The Right To Strike

I am addressing the Castan Centre for Human Rights 2018 Conference on “Requiem for The Right To Strike”. It will be held at Federation Square on 20 July 2018. Go to Event Page

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