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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 627

Qualifications for appointment of FWC Members

President and Vice Presidents

             (1)  Before the Governor-General appoints a person as the President or a Vice President, the Minister must be satisfied that the person:

                     (a)  is or has been a Judge of a court created by the Parliament; or

                     (b)  is qualified for appointment because the person has knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

                              (i)  workplace relations;

                             (ii)  law;

                            (iii)  business, industry or commerce.

          (1A)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a person who is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

Deputy Presidents

             (2)  Before the Governor-General appoints a person as a Deputy President, the Minister must be satisfied that the person:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  is or has been a Judge of a court created by the Parliament; or

                             (ii)  has been a Judge of a court of a State or Territory; or

                     (b)  has a high level of experience in the field of workplace relations, including a high level of experience that has been acquired:

                              (i)  through legal practice; or

                             (ii)  in the service of a peak council or another association representing the interests of employers or employees; or

                            (iii)  in the service of government or an authority of government; or

                            (iv)  in academia.

          (2A)  Subparagraph (2)(a)(i) does not apply to a person who is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

Commissioners

             (3)  Before the Governor-General appoints a person as a Commissioner, the Minister must be satisfied that the person is qualified for appointment because the person has knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

                     (a)  workplace relations;

                     (b)  law;

                     (c)  business, industry or commerce.

Expert Panel Members

             (4)  Before the Governor-General appoints a person as an Expert Panel Member, the Minister must be satisfied that the person is qualified for appointment because the person has knowledge of, or experience in, one or more of the following fields:

                     (a)  workplace relations;

                     (b)  economics;

                     (c)  social policy;

                     (d)  business, industry or commerce;

                     (e)  finance;

                      (f)  investment management;

                     (g)  superannuation.



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