Film launch

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02 March 2016

Launch held at Fair Work Australia's Melbourne headquarters on Friday, 10 August 2012

A documentary film Waltzing Matilda and the Sunshine Harvester Factory was launched on Friday, 10 August 2012 by the Honourable Bill Shorten, MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations at a reception hosted by the tribunal's President, the Honourable Justice Iain Ross AO. The President of the ACTU, Ged Kearney, and the Chairman of the ACCI Employment, Education and Training Committee, Peter McMullin, also spoke at the launch, as did the Honourable Reg Hamilton, Deputy President of Fair Work Australia, who developed the film from his book of the same name.

Pictures of the launch

(left) The Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO, President, Fair Work Australia hosted the launch of the film by the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (right).

 

(far right) The Hon. Bill Shorten, MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, launching the film (based on the book of the same name).

 

Peter McMullin, Chairman, Employment, Education and Training Committee, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

Ged Kearney, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions.

 

(left to right) Deputy President Reg Hamilton, author of the book the documentary film is based on; the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; and the Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO, President, Fair Work Australia.

 

Speakers at the film's launch (left to right) Peter McMullin, Chairman, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Employment, Education and Training Committee; the Hon. Deputy President Reg Hamilton (author); the Hon. Bill Shorten, MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; the Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO, President, Fair Work Australia; and Ged Kearney, President, Australian Council of Trade Unions.

 

Tom and Judith Harley, direct descendants of Alfred Deakin, are welcomed by Deputy President Hamilton. Alfred Deakin was a key supporter of the establishment of the Arbitration Court in 1904.