In April 2019 the Fair Work Commission implemented a regional allocation system for some case types.
The objectives of regional allocation are to:
The work of the Fair Work Commission is generally dealt with according to a regional allocation system.
Regional Coordinators, who are senior Members of the Commission, are responsible for allocating the work in each of the 3 regions.
|Region||Regional Coordinator||Deputy Regional Coordinator|
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland the Western Australia
Vice President Catanzariti
Deputy President Asbury
South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria
Deputy President Clancy
Cases are allocated to Members in a region by a Regional Coordinator. They are generally dealt with in the region where the dispute occurred or where the work is performed, which is usually where the parties are located.
Cases are allocated based on location, although cases requiring specialist knowledge of an industry or case type may be allocated to a Member with relevant knowledge.
National Practice Leaders will have oversight of each of the national practice areas.
|Case type||National Practice Leader||Deputy Practice Leader|
|Unfair dismissals||Commissioner Bissett||Deputy President Mansini|
|General protections||Deputy President Millhouse||Deputy President Colman|
|Enterprise agreements||Deputy President Masson||Commissioner Matheson|
|Anti-sexual harrassment and bullying||Justice Ross*||Commissioner McKinnon|
|Cooperative workplaces||Vice President Catanzariti||Commissioner Hampton|
|Registered organisations||Deputy President Gostencnik||Deputy President Colman|
|Small business||Commissioner Yilmaz||Commissioner Wilson|
|Commonwealth public service||Vice President Catanzariti|
|Major projects (see note below)||Vice President Catanzariti|
Cases will be allocated to Commission Members based on location, although cases requiring specialist knowledge of an industry or case type may be allocated to a Member with relevant knowledge.
*This is likely to be a temporary role during the initial phase of the new sexual harassment jurisdiction.
Generally, a major project is a project with a capital value of at least $1 billion. However, projects of particular regional significance may be allocated to the practice area despite falling below the $1 billion threshold.
Projects are not automatically allocated to this practice area. Parties wishing to have a project allocated to the major projects practice area should apply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following projects have been allocated to the practice area:
The Fair Work Act 2009 provides for an annual wage review conducted by an Expert panel for annual wage reviews.
The Expert panel comprises the President, 3 other full-time Members (appointed by the President) and 3 part-time Members.
|Full-time Members||Part-time Members|
|Vice President Catanzariti||Mr Ferguson|
|Deputy President Asbury||Professor Wooden|
|Commissioner Hampton||Ms Labine-Romain|