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Minister thanks inaugural FWA President Justice Giudice


Senator the Hon Chris Evans
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations
Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Workplace Relations, Senator Chris Evans, today thanked the Honourable Justice Geoffrey Giudice for his work as the inaugural president of Fair Work Australia.

Justice Giudice announced this afternoon that he will resign as president of Fair Work Australia at the end of February next year.

“During his tenure as president, Justice Giudice presided over a number of significant cases, including those that dealt with minimum wage fixation, award modernisations and the setting of new community standards,” Senator Evans said.

“His long list of achievements as President included overseeing the implementation of the Fair Work Act 2009, the new national system for workplace relations, streamlined Modern Award system and Annual Wage Reviews.

“Over the past 14 years, Justice Giudice has served as President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC), a judge of the Federal Court of Australia and the President of Fair Work Australia.

“During this time he has seen significant changes in our country’s Workplace Relations system.

“I would like to thank Justice Giudice for his service to the nation, professionalism and dedication to the role.”