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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 619

Seniority of FWC Members

             (1)  While the FWC is constituted by a Full Bench, the FWC Members on the Full Bench have seniority according to the following order:

                     (a)  the President;

                    (aa)  the Vice Presidents, according to the days on which their appointments as Vice Presidents took effect;

                   (ab)  if 2 appointments as Vice Presidents took effect on the same day--the Vice Presidents, according to the precedence assigned to them in their instruments of appointment;

                     (b)  the Deputy Presidents, according to the days on which their appointments as Deputy Presidents took effect;

                     (c)  if 2 or more appointments as Deputy Presidents took effect on the same day--the Deputy Presidents, according to the precedence assigned to them in their instruments of appointment.

             (2)  The FWC Member on a Full Bench who has seniority under this section is responsible for managing the Full Bench in performing functions and exercising powers of the FWC.

Note:          The FWC Member who has seniority also has a deciding vote if there is no majority (see subsection 618(4)).



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