Release type: Media Release


Lyndall Dean appointed to Fair Work Commission


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

Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash today announced the appointment of Lyndall Dean to the Fair Work Commission as a Deputy President.

Minister Cash said Ms Dean brings a wealth of experience to her new role.

“She is highly regarded as a workplace relations lawyer and brings high level analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to this role, as well as a demonstrated capacity for complex decision making.

“I’m sure the skills and experience she will bring to the Commission, including understanding the needs of small business, will assist the Commission’s work to ensure Australia has fairer and more productive workplaces.

“It is important that the Commission reflects the diversity of the people they serve and I am delighted to appoint an exceptional woman to this important role.

“I congratulate her on the appointment and thank her for agreeing to serve the Australian community in this capacity,” Minister Cash said.

The appointment was made by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) today.