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About Us


HR Advance enables you to look after your people management requirements

Part of the Australian Business Consulting & Solutions product suite, HR Advance is market leading HR software, built for businesses of all sizes, that simplifies the employee documentation process, while creating legally sound materials for your organisation.

Workplace Advice Line

HR Advance's Workplace Advice Line allows you to speak with a team of expert advisors about issues that are of relevance to your business. 

Premium subscribers are entitled to 5 calls per year, allowing you to gain clarity on workplace issues that are important to your business, and upgrade options are available for subscribers that require more assistance. 

Multi Award Winner 

HR Advance is a multi-award winning solution and we are proud of our ongoing focus on delivering value to our customers.

In 2008 and again in 2012 we were awarded the Web Marketing Association's WebAward for Outstanding Website Development. These awards are recognised as the leader in defining B2B Standards of Excellence.
In 2007 we were awarded the Lawtech Award for Innovation in Legal IT at the second annual Lawtech Summit in Noosa, QLD. The award recognises our pioneering work on this ground breaking product.

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA) was recently awarded Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year at the 2016 Australian Law Awards. This prestigious award recognises the strengths and expertise the ABLA team have in this area of law. 

HR Advance is uniquely positioned to benefit from this expertise as all 200+ smart templates within the HR Advance system are created and regularly reviewed by the team at ABLA, and all Workplace Advice Line calls are managed from within this award winning group. 

Meet our team


Joe Murphy
Director, Workplace Relations

Joe Murphy has specialised in employment and industrial matters for both private and public sector clients since 2001. He provides clients with strategic advice on discrimination, unfair dismissal, bullying, general protections (including adverse action), harassment and contractual issues.

With more than 15 years’ experience in litigation, Joe has represented clients in a range of tribunals and courts, including Fair Work Australia, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW & Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court.
Fiona Corbett
National Manager, Workplace Advice Unit

Fiona Corbett worked as an Industrial Relations Advisor with the Federal Government prior to joining the NSW Business Chamber in 2007. She has managed the Workplace Advice Unit since June 2010.

National manager for the Workplace Advice Line, Fiona and her team look after more than 20,000 cases each year, advising on a variety of workplace issues for businesses of all sizes. 

Fiona combines significant business experience from owning and operating a successful family business for over 20 years, with a number of years HR management experience gained in Sydney law firms.

Fiona has a long standing interest in industrial relations and enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse range of businesses to find solutions to their employment issues. Her broad range of experience and tertiary study in Human Resource Management ensure members receive advice tailored to suit their business needs.
Alison Williams
Managing Editor

Alison is the managing editor for HR Advance. Her role is to bring you relevant and interesting information — whether through daily published articles, analytical commentary or by developing new features to make the site more interesting and accessible.

She has over 25 years' experience in the areas of human resources, industrial relations and employment law, undertaking a mix of hands-on and publishing roles, with the last 10 years spent publishing content for HR Advance, WorkplaceInfo and WorkplaceOHS. 

She has a Masters Degree in Employment Relations from the University of Western Sydney.


Australian Business Consulting & Solutions 

Australian Business Consulting & Solutions is the recognised leader in workplace management reform and practices. It has invested considerable resources and expertise in helping and supporting businesses implement sound HR and IR practices.
Our highly skilled professionals provide hands on assistance to identify your workplace challenges and help you sustain and grow your business through the provision of information, advice, and support. From managing your WHS and IR matters to expanding overseas through export, our business improvement or compliance products and services drive growth at every stage of your business lifecycle.
The team has a wealth of experience in advising employers about all areas of industrial relations and employment law. 

NSW Business Chamber

Australian Business Consulting & Solutions is part of the Australian Business Solutions Group, who in turn are a division of the NSW Business Chamber which has represented the workplace relations interest of business for nearly two centuries. 

Australian Business harnesses the research, lobbying, and policy achievements of the NSW Business Chamber to develop practical and cost effective solutions in human resources and industrial management. 

Australian Business and NSW Business Chamber work closely with Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, one of Australia's top workplace law firms. This relationship uniquely positions us to offer specialist advice and support in:

  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Discrimination Law
  • Workplace Training
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety

For more information on the NSW Business Chamber call 13 26 96.