Release type: Media Release


Extension of independent review


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia

In October 2015 I appointed former Federal Court Justice, the Hon Peter Heerey AM QC, to undertake an independent review of complaints against Vice President Michael Lawler of the Fair Work Commission and provide a report to me by the end of the year.

Mr Heerey has received a request from a party involved in the investigation for additional time to respond to questions, due to a medical condition.

Mr Heerey has accordingly requested additional time to provide his report to me.

I have agreed to Mr Heerey’s request and have extended the time for delivery of the report to 29 February 2016.