Annual Report 2016-17

Appendix C: Members' activities

 

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Activities outside the Commission

A number of Commission Members hold appointments and positions in addition to their appointments to the Commission.

Justice Ross is a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia and an Adjunct Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at The University of Sydney Business School.

Vice President Catanzariti is Chair of The College of Law; an Adjunct Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School; and a Visiting Professorial Fellow of the School of Law and Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.

Senior Deputy President Hamberger is Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal; a member of the Committee of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales; and an Honorary Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney.

Deputy President Sams is Co-convenor of Advocacy in the Industrial Relations Tribunals course, run in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Management and Organisation Studies and the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.

Deputy President Booth is a member of the Advisory Board to the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School.

Deputy President Asbury is the Chairperson of the Northern Territory Police Arbitral Tribunal and President of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

Deputy President Binet is the Vice President of the Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia; the Asia Representative on the World Governing Committee of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association; and a member of the Australian Association of Women Judges.

Deputy President Clancy is an honorary, non-executive director of the Sisters of St Joseph Health Care Services (Victoria).

Deputy President Dean is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and a member of the Resolution Institute.

Commissioner Cribb is President of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria.

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

Commissioner Hampton is a member of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association; the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (South Australia); the Australian Labour Law Association; the Council of Australasian Tribunals (South Australia); the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment; and Resolution Australia.

Commissioner Lee is a member of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

Commissioner Johns is Chairman of the Australian Ballet School; a member of the Law Advisory Board, Deakin University School of Law; and an executive member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.

Commissioner Wilson is a member of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

Commissioner Saunders is a committee member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales (Newcastle branch); and a member of the Industry Advisory Committee, Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Disciplinary Group, University of Newcastle.

Commissioner Cirkovic is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria and the Australian Association of Women Judges.

Commissioner Platt is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia.

Commission-related engagements in 2016–17

Throughout the reporting period, Commission Members participated in a range of Commission-related engagement and professional development activities.

Justice Ross made presentations at the Australian Financial Review Retail Summit in September 2016; to Toll Group, with Deputy President Clancy, in December 2016; and at the Australian Industry Group – PIR Group conference in May 2017. Also in May 2017, Justice Ross gave the discussant's comments at the Isaac Industrial Relations Symposium.

Deputy President Sams participated in two Advocacy in the Industrial Relations Tribunals courses, run in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney Business School and the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.

Deputy President Booth gave presentations at the Queensland Hotels Association Employment Relations Conference in July 2016; workshops and conferences for the industrial relations societies of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, in September and October 2016; the Television Education Network Industrial Relations Conference in October 2016; the Australian Hotels Association NSW Legal and Industrial Conference in November 2016; the Maritime Industry Australia Ltd SEA17 Conference in March 2017; and the Commission's Workplace Relations Education Series lecture in May 2017.

Deputy President Asbury participated in the Queensland Law Society's Specialist Accreditation program, and attended the Queensland Hotels Association Employment Relations Conference in August 2016, the Akolade Workplace Law Fundamentals seminar in March 2017, and the 2017 Employment Law Forum in April 2017.

Deputy President Binet participated in the Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia's Advocacy course in August 2016, the New Approaches Workshop in September 2016, and the Women in IR Breakfast in October 2016. She facilitated a mock unfair dismissal scenario with members of the Western Australian Local Government Association in September 2016, and spoke to the Unions WA annual conference in November 2016 and the Law Society of Western Australia in March 2017. She also made presentations to Business School students at Curtin University and facilitated discussions with human resources managers about workplace bullying and difficult conversations.

Commissioner Cribb spoke at the Australian Government Solicitor Employment Law Forum 2016 in Canberra in October 2016.

Commissioner Hampton gave presentations at the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Melbourne Law School and the Australian Labour Law Association national conference in August 2016. In February 2017, he spoke to the South Australian Employment Tribunal and participated in a question and answer session for Benchmark TV. He also spoke at the Law Society of South Australia Employment Law Conference in March 2017 and the Australian Human Resources Institute in June 2017.

Commissioner Bissett gave a speech to local government representatives at a conference at Meerkin & Apel Lawyers in December 2016.

Commissioner Lee gave presentations to the Law Society of Tasmania industrial relations conference in September 2016 and the Council of Australasian Tribunals, Victoria, Twilight Seminar in December 2016.

Commissioner Johns gave a presentation to the School of Business, University of Sydney, in September 2016, and spoke at the Australian Labour Law Association national conference and the Bartlett Workplace training enterprise bargaining update in November 2016. He also delivered presentations at the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales Professional Development Day in March 2017, at the University of Technology Sydney Business School and the IRSNSW conference in May 2017, and to WorkCover in June 2017.

In May 2017, Deputy President Dean attended the Leading Successful Change course at the INSEAD Business School in France.

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