Queensland Industrial Relations Commission Gains 4 New Appointments

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission Gains 4 New Appointments

Queensland Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace

4 New Appointments To Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace has announced the appointment of 4 new commissioners to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

Minister Grace said the Governor-in-Council had approved the appointment of John Cornelius Dwyer, Catherine Marie Hartigan, Jacqueline Marie Power and Roslyn Donita Halliday McLennan to the Commission from 9 July 2019.

“Each of the appointees bring the life skills, professional experience and expertise required of a commissioner of the QIRC and I congratulate them on their appointment.” Minister Grace said.

New commissioners will fill vacancies in the QIRC following the retirement of 2 members earlier this year and the impending retirement of a further 2 members.

John Cornelius Dwyer

Since 2005, Mr. Dwyer has been a practising barrister and works mainly in industrial and employment law. He has previously worked for the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and holds a Bachelor of Laws.

Catherine Marie Hartigan

For more than a decade, Ms. Hartigan has been a practising barrister and works mainly in commercial, contract, industrial and employment law. She has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts.

Jacqueline Marie Power

Ms. Power has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. She is currently the legal adviser for the Australian Workers’ Union.

Roslyn Donita Halliday McLennan

Ms. McLennan has a Bachelor of Economics and is the General Secretary of the Queensland Council of Unions.

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) is an independent tribunal established to conciliate and arbitrate industrial matters in Queensland.