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Chris Platt VK5CP sworn in as a Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission, and resigns as a WIA Director

Date : 04 / 12 / 2015
Author : Phil Wait - VK2ASD

At a ceremonial sitting in Adelaide on Friday 27 November 2015, presided over by the President of the Fair Work Commission, His Honour Justice Ian Ross, Mr Christopher Platt, VK5CP was formally sworn in as a Commissioner. The Fair Work Commission is responsible for the oversight of the Fair Work legislation and dealing with industrial relations matters including agreement making, termination and discrimination in employment. Commissioner Platt will based in Adelaide.

Representatives of the Federal Government, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Australian Council of Trade Unions attended the ceremony and welcomed the appointment. Mr Steve Knott on behalf of ACCI noted Commissioner Platt’s interest in Amateur Radio and his capacity to take complex electronic items apart. He noted that this skill would be useful in deconstructing and examining the arguments that would be placed before him.

The WIA congratulates Chris VK5CP on his appointment and acknowledges his decision to resign as a WIA Director, with effect from 1 December 2015. We thank Chris very much for his unique enthusiasm and expertise he brought to the role of WIA Director, and wish him the very best in what will not doubt be a very challenging role.

This casual vacancy will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.


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