Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    WA’s first female IR chief commissioner appointed

    22/06/2016 6:15 AM
    • Pamela Scott is the new head of the WAIRC
    • Term begins on June 27, 2016 

    The Liberal National Government has appointed Pamela Scott as the State's first female chief commissioner of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.


    Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said Ms Scott's extensive experience and legal qualifications made her ideally suited to the position.


    "Commissioner Scott is eminently qualified for the position of chief commissioner, having served as a commissioner since 1994, and as acting senior commissioner since 2009," Mr Mischin said.


    "She has extensive experience in resolving employment disputes and has a detailed knowledge of the running of the commission.


    "Commissioner Scott has chaired, and served on, many complex commission matters, including full bench appeals and the annual State Wage Case hearing. 


    "She is highly regarded within the labour relations community for performing her duties in a fair and impartial manner.


    "With commissioner Scott's appointment, the positions of chief commissioner, registrar and acting president of the commission are now all filled by women, which is a first for Western Australia."


    Prior to her appointment to the commission, Ms Scott worked for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 


    Her appointment follows the retirement of outgoing chief commissioner Tony Beech.


    Fact File

    • The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal 
    • Its primary objectives are to prevent and settle industrial disputes in WA by conciliation and arbitration if necessary
    • The commission also sits as the Road Freight Transport Industry Tribunal and the Occupational Safety and Health Tribunal
    • For more information, visit http://www.wairc.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5600


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