Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

Ceremonial Welcome for Commissioner Walkington

A ceremonial sitting of The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission was held on Friday, 30 November 2018 at 9.00 am to formally welcome a new Commissioner.

Commissioner Toni Walkington previously was the General Secretary of the Civil Service Association of Western Australia.  She has had many years' and in-depth experience of industrial relations matters in Western Australia.

Transcript of the proceedings is available here.

Farewell to the President

On Wednesday, 19 December 2018, the Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2018 came into effect. This means that there will no longer be a President of the Commission. The President's role in presiding on the Full Bench of the Commission to hear appeals from decisions of Commissioners and of the Industrial Magistrate's Court and to deal with certain organisations and associations matters now falls to the Chief Commissioner or the Senior Commissioner. The President's jurisdiction in dealing with other organisations and associations matters falls to the Chief Commissioner. A ceremonial sitting of the Commission was convened at 4.00 pm on Thursday, 20 December 2018. The purposes of the sitting was to: Farewell Acting President, the Hon. J H Smith, who has served in this important role since 2009. (Her Honour's appointment will be extended to enable her to complete part-heard matters.) Recognise the historic occasion of the abolition of this position in the structure of the Commission since it was established nearly 40 years ago. The members and staff of the Commission thank her Honour for her judicial leadership and her generous, collegial spirit. We wish her well for the future. Her Honour continues as a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

 A transcript of the proceedings can be found here.  

Links to other reference sites.

AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute)
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Department of Employment
Industrial Court of Queensland
State Law Publisher (WA legislation, regulations & hansard)
Fair Work Commission
Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales
South Australian Industrial Relations Court and Commission
Tasmanian Industrial Commission

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