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Four new QIRC Commissioners

Four new Commissioners have been appointed to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), including the Founding Principal of the Queensland Employment and Industrial Law Section at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.

Terri Butler operated her own consultancy firm dealing with a range of policy areas including employment, skills and jobs-related matters. From 2008 to 2014, she was the Founding Principal, Queensland Employment and Industrial Law Section at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. From 2014 to 2022, she was the Federal Member for Griffith.

The other appointees include Daniel Pratt, who was a practising barrister and has more than 25 years’ experience in industrial relations and employment law with AiGroup and private law firm Franklin Athanasellis Cullen.

Sharron Caddie was the National Vice President and Queensland President of the United Workers Union, and has three decades of experience in industrial and employment-related matters nationally.

Christopher Gazenbeek was the Queensland Branch Secretary and Treasurer of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association, and has three decades of experience in industrial and employment-related matters in Queensland and Victoria.

Their appointments are effective from 8 January 2024.

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