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Date:

Extension of independent review

Ministers:

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.