Session start – 5.30 pm
Session finish – 6.30 pm
Appearing at the Fair Work Commission
This forum provides HR practitioners with the opportunity to learn more about the process of preparing for, and appearing at, the Fair Work Commission. The presenters will cover topics such as what to expect in the process, preparing your case, what the issues and tests are, what witnesses are needed and preparing evidence. The forum will be held at the FWC and will include a tour of the commission by Conciliator, Nathan Burke.
This forum is ideal for HR practitioners (non-lawyers) who are responsible for FWC matters and may be called upon to participate in FWC hearings.
Speaker: Commissioner CF Simpson, Fair Work Commission
Commissioner Simpson was appointed to the Fair Work Commission on 20 May 2010, based in Brisbane.
He is currently a member of the Major Resources/Infrastructure Projects Panel, as well as the Government and Recreation Services Panel of the Commission and the New Approaches Committee. Commissioner Simpson is also appointed to the Northern Territory Police Arbitral Tribunal.
Prior to his appointment to the Commission in 2010, the Commissioner worked in the Queensland Justice Department from 1987 to 1990 and completed a Bachelor of Education with Honours at Queensland University of Technology in 1994. The Commissioner then commenced employment at the Australian Workers Union in Queensland, where he was engaged as an Industrial Advocate for the next 15 years leading to his appointment as Senior Industrial Advocate in 2007. He spent 2008 based out of Toowoomba representing workers across the South Western District of Queensland.
In his role as an Industrial Officer, he appeared in many major hearings before both Federal and State Industrial Tribunals including significant Test cases, and coordinated and participated in all aspects of the Award Modernisation program before the Federal Commission in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 he completed a Labour and Work Life Program at Harvard Law School in Boston. He has also received accreditation as a Qualified Mediator.
The breadth of Commissioner Simpson’s experience as an industrial practitioner before appointment to the Fair Work Commission required him to oversee enterprise bargaining outcomes across Queensland in many industries including health, mining, construction, tourism, aged care, social and community services, forestry, manufacturing and a range of other areas including across the Queensland public sector.
Prior to his appointment to the Commission he was a representative on a range of government committees both State and Federal as diverse as Mining Safety to the National Disability Carers Council whose work paved the way for the establishment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Speaker: Nathan Burke, Conciliator, Fair Work Commission
Nathan is a Conciliator of the Fair Work Commission, conciliating unfair dismissal applications and general protections disputes.
Nathan has also held positions as an Associate to Members of the Fair Work Commission, Advisor to the Fair Work Ombudsman and Workplace Relations Consultant for a financial institution.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Graduate Diploma (Legal Practice) and is currently completing a Masters of Laws at the University of Queensland.
Nate is admitted to the Roll of Lawyers of the Supreme Court of Queensland and is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).
This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.
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Registration closes Saturday 9 March 2019
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