Gamechanger: FWC reshuffles panel deck

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Gamechanger: FWC reshuffles panel deck

The Fair Work Commission has merged and moved several of its panels, affecting the transport and logistics, mining, agriculture, energy, media and media panels.

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The Fair Work Commission has merged and moved several of its panels, with immediate effect.

Changes include:
  • A new services and mining panel has been formed by merging the transport and logistics panel with the mining, agriculture and electric power panel. Senior deputy president Jonathan Hamberger has been named panel head. 
  • Vice president Graeme Watson will head the major projects panel. 
  • Health and related industries will move from the media, ports, oils and gas panel to the government services panel, under vice president Joe Catanzariti as panel head. 
  • The commission is moving to a model of regional industry allocation in South Australia and Western Australia. All panel matters in these states will be allocated to local members through senior deputy president Matthew O’Callaghan (for SA) and deputy president Geoff Bull (for WA). 
Vice president Michael Lawler, who has been on personal leave for several months, is not listed as a panel head as part of the changes.
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