External appointments and positions held by Members

Justice Ross was the Chair of the Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT) from June 2010 to April 2014. Justice Ross is also an Adjunct Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, at the University of Sydney Business School.

Vice President Catanzariti is the Chair of the College of Law, a member of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee, a General Editor of Workplace Law—Fair Work and a member of the Editorial Board, LexisNexis, Employment Law Bulletin. Vice President Catanzariti is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Work and Organisational studies in the Business School of the University of Sydney.

Vice President Watson is a consultant to Thomson Reuters regarding the publication of the Industrial Reports, which contain Commission decisions.

Justice Boulton is a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne. Justice Boulton is a Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Law at Monash University and has been teaching a course on International Labour Law.

Senior Deputy President Watson is the Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal.

Senior Deputy President Harrison is the President of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

Senior Deputy President Acton is President of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, a member of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne and a member of the editorial committee of the Australian Journal of Labour Law.

Senior Deputy President Drake is the Chairperson of the Conduct and Judiciary Panels of the South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club, and the Grievance Officer for the New South Wales Surf Lifesaving Association.

Deputy President Hamilton is a member of the CCH Australia Honorary Editorial Board for Industrial Relations.

Deputy President Booth is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Work and Organisational Studies Discipline within the Business School at the University of Sydney.

Deputy President Gostencnik is a member of the board of The Conversation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations at the University of Melbourne and a consultant with LexisNexis.

Deputy President Kovacic was Chair of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Audit Committee from 12 August 2013 until 2 October 2013.

Commissioner Lewin is an Adjunct Professor, School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University, Chairman of the Deakin University Human Resources Management Advisory Board and Chairman of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University School of Management Advisory Committee. Commissioner Lewin sits on the RMIT Advisory Committee for the RMIT Indigenous Specialisation.

Commissioner Cribb is Chair of the Mediator Standards Board, a Vice President of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV), a member of the National Mediation Committee and a member of the CPD/EPD Committee of the Victorian Chapter of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Commissioner Cargill is co-convener of the ‘Advocacy in the Tribunals’ course run by the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney.

Commissioner Spencer is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Prison Officers Arbitral Tribunal and Deputy Chairperson of the Northern Territory Police Arbitral Tribunal.

Commissioner Hampton is a committee member of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association Inc and the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia Inc (IRSSA). Commissioner Hampton is also a member of the Australian Labour Law Association and the Council of Australian Tribunals (SA Branch) and an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Commissioner Bissett is a member of the Advisory Board for the Australian Centre for Research in Employment and Work at Monash University.

Commissioner Johns is the Chairman of the Australian Ballet School and member of the Deakin University School of Law Academic Advisory Board.

Commissioner Stanton is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales, Newcastle Branch.

Presentations and speeches

Justice Ross gave a talk to the Swinburne University Chancellor’s Lecture on 25 September 2013. Justice Ross gave a speech at the Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia–State Conference on 22 November 2013. Justice Ross gave a presentation to Lander & Rogers in Melbourne on 13 November 2013. Justice Ross addressed the IRIQ in Brisbane on 11 December 2013. Justice Ross gave a speech at the IRSNSW Annual Convention 2014 on 24 May 2014.

Vice President Catanzariti gave a speech on diversity at the LexisNexis ALPMA National Summit on 19 October 2013. Vice President Catanzariti gave a number of speeches and presentations regarding anti-bullying, including Anti-Bullying and Consent Arbitration at the Telesis Employment Law 2014 event on 17 February 2014 and at Leading Age Services Australia NSW-ACT on 19 February 2014. Vice President Catanzariti also presented ‘Workplace Bullying: New Developments’ at the Law Society Northern Territory on 26 March 2014, and on bullying at Sydney University on 17 March 2014.

Vice President Watson gave a speech at the launch of AustLII’s publication of Coal Industry Tribunal Decisions, CFMEU, Sydney, in September 2013. Vice President Watson gave a presentation at the Fair Work Commission/Australian Human Rights Commission workshop in August 2013. He also gave a presentation at the Law Institute of Victoria Seminar on general protections provisions of the Fair Work Act in Melbourne in July 2013 and gave a presentation at the Anti-Bullying Laws Seminar at Herbert Smith Freehills in November 2013.

Senior Deputy President Hamberger gave presentations to TressCox Lawyers, Maddocks Lawyers, Legalwise seminars, the New South Wales Industrial Relations Society, staff from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Networks NSW.

Deputy President Hamilton gave a lecture to Monash University law students on 29 July 2013 on Australian awards and gave a presentation on the Commission’s unfair dismissal jurisdiction at a Legalwise seminar for lawyers in Melbourne on 5 September 2013. Deputy President Hamilton also provided a historical overview of Waltzing Matilda and the Sunshine Harvester Factory to the Ministry of Manpower Singapore delegation on 26 August 2013, and answered questions on Australian appeal laws. On 19 September 2013, Deputy President Hamilton made a presentation to the Australian National University on the study of law at university and career paths for graduates, and on 6 February 2014 he made a presentation to academics attending the AIRAANZ conference on Waltzing Matilda and the Sunshine Harvester Factory and current issues. On 18 February 2014 Deputy President Hamilton gave a presentation on the anti-bullying jurisdiction and other amendments at an Employment Law 2014 seminar. Deputy President Hamilton also made a presentation to students from Charles Sturt University on 22 May 2014.

Deputy President Sams gave presentations on ‘Unfair Dismissals—Do’s and Don’ts’ at the Australian Hotels Association Conference in August 2013 and at a Legalwise seminar on 5 September 2013. He also gave a presentation on the ‘New Anti-Bullying Jurisdiction’ at HWL Ebsworth in February 2014. Deputy President Sams gave a speech on ‘Tips for Advocates’ to the Sydney Law School Masters Programme in May 2014.

Deputy President Kovacic gave three presentations on the topic of ‘The New Anti-bullying Jurisdiction’ at the Law Institute of Victoria Legal Symposium 2014 and at Legal Wise Seminars in March 2014 and at the second Annual Workplace Bullying Conference in May 2014.

Deputy President Wells gave a number of presentations/briefings regarding the new anti-bullying jurisdiction that commenced on 1 January 2014 to directors of WorkSafe Tasmania, various union groups and the Safety Institute of Australia, Tasmanian chapters.

Commissioner Lewin gave a Monash University lecture to Masters students of Employment Relations on Enterprise Bargaining Under the Fair Work Act 2009, a Deakin University presentation to MBA alumni on Enterprise Bargaining under the Fair Work Act 2009, a Thomsons Lawyers presentation to partners, associates and clients on the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission, a Victorian Transport Association presentation to member firms on the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission and a Deakin University presentation to MBA alumni on the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission.

Commissioner Spencer facilitated the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland Moot and the Queensland Hotels Association Moot in August 2013. Commissioner Spencer made a number of speeches and presentations including to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland in February 2014, as part of the New IR Laws for HR Managers Conference in March 2014, Wesfarmers in April 2014, and the National Retail Association in June 2014.

Commissioner Hampton gave a number of presentations/briefings regarding the new anti-bullying jurisdiction that commenced on 1 January 2014 to various law firms, employer and union groups, universities, industrial relations societies and government agencies.

Commissioner Simpson gave a presentation at a seminar in Brisbane on 13 May 2014 at the invitation of Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers on the subjects of anti-bullying, general protections and unfair dismissal provisions of the Fair Work Act. He also gave a presentation at a conference on 26 May 2013 on the Sunshine Coast for members of the Queensland Hotels Association on the subject of the anti-bullying laws. Commissioner Simpson gave a presentation at the request of the CEPU electrical division on 17 June 2014 to representatives of the CEPU on appearing in matters before the Commission.

Commissioner Bull gave a presentation to the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales in October 2013 regarding ‘Employee Conduct Involving Social Media—Challenges for Tribunals and Practitioners.’

Commissioner Johns had speaking engagements at the HR Network Forum in Morwell on 30 September 2013 and Victorian TAFE Association on 5 February 2014. Commissioner Johns also attended the Ashurst Social Media Round Table on 24 March 2014 in Sydney and 26 March 2014 in Melbourne, and the Government Lawyers Conference on 2 April 2014.

Commissioner Johns also presented at a number of other events on the new anti-bullying jurisdiction and other issues concerning workplace bullying, including at Baker and McKenzie on 29 October 2013 in Melbourne and 18 November 2013 in Sydney; Herbert Smith Freehills on 15 November 2013; Leading Age Services Australia on 2 December 2013; AiGroup on 5 December 2013; TWU on 21 March 2014; Corrs Chambers Westgarth on 25 March 2014 in Melbourne and 10 June 2014 in Brisbane; and the University of Melbourne on 23 June 2014.

Commissioner Stanton addressed a University of Newcastle Faculty of Law Forum concerning the role of a Commission Member in June 2014.

Attendance and participation in international events and programs

Vice President Hatcher attended and participated in the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise on 6 August 2013, regarding the Australian economy, business and labour market functions.

Vice President Watson gave two half-day presentations to the International Labour Organisation course on Effective Labour Dispute Prevention and Resolution Systems in Turin, Italy in September 2013. He also gave a presentation on the general protections laws in Australia to the 21st annual meeting of European Labour Court Judges in Vienna, Austria in September 2013.

On 1 July 2013, Deputy President Hamilton gave a presentation on Australian enterprise agreements to a delegation from Botswana.

Commissioner Hampton attended and presented a paper on behalf of the Commission at the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Milan Italy in June 2014.

On behalf of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Commissioner Roe provided training to the members of the Employment Tribunal and separate training for Registry staff in the Maldives over 12 days in March 2014. Commissioner Roe also prepared a report for the ILO, the Employment Tribunal and the Government of the Maldives on options to improve the functioning of the Employment Tribunal including access for those in the atolls outside of the capital.

Attendance and participation in events in Australia

Vice President Hatcher presented at the NSW Law Society’s event concerning the Commission’s unfair dismissal benchbook on 30 October 2013. Vice President Hatcher also attended and participated in a number of events concerning the anti-bullying jurisdiction, including the Newcastle Industrial Relations Society Annual Conference on 25 October 2013; Unions NSW on 31 October and 16 December 2013; the Informa Workplace Bullying Conference on 11 December 2013; and the Workplace Health Promotion Network hosted by Ernst and Young on 14 February 2014.

Vice President Catanzariti attended and participated in the United Voice Delegate Conference in the Northern Territory regarding the anti-bullying jurisdiction and recent developments on 28 March 2014.

Deputy President Sams participated in moots for the Advocacy in the Tribunals course run by the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney in 2013. He also attended the Clubs NSW mock arbitration in March 2014. Deputy President Sams also attended the New South Wales Industrial Relations Society Annual Conference in May 2014.

Commissioner Lewin attended the Australian Senior Human Resources Roundtable – RMIT, report by the Secretary of the ICFTU. Commissioner Lewin also attended the Isaac Memorial Symposium on Enterprise Bargaining at Melbourne University.

Commissioner Hampton attended as a speaker at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Society annual conference, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia annual conference, and the Australian Industry Group PIR Group Conference. He also chaired a session for the South Australian Law Society Legal Forum on the topic of ‘Workplace Bullying Legislation (Fair Work Act)’. Commissioner Hampton attended and participated in a number of other events concerning the new anti-bullying jurisdiction and other issues concerning workplace bullying, including at a Norton Rose Fulbright Boardroom briefing in September 2013, at Melbourne University and at a South Australia Industrial Relations Society twilight session in October 2013, at an Equal Opportunity Commission staff meeting, a Minter Ellison Lawyers twilight seminar and at a Western Australian Industrial Relations Society Conference in November 2013, at a Finlaysons lawyers breakfast seminar, at the University of South Australia to industrial relations students, and at a Kelly and Co Lawyers client briefing evening session in December 2013.

In 2014 Commissioner Hampton attended and participated in a number of events concerning the anti-bullying jurisdiction, including the South Australian Law Society Legal Forum, Leading Age Services Australia (Adelaide) in February 2014, an Employment and Safety Briefing to clients at Thomson Lawyers, the Industrial Relations Conference at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Queensland Industrial Relations Society twilight seminar in March 2014, and at the South Australian Industrial Relations Society afternoon seminar in April 2014. Commissioner Hampton also attended the Australian Industry Group Canberra National PIR Group Conference in May 2014.

Commissioner Johns attended the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration ‘Assisting Unrepresented Litigants Conference’ in April 2014.