Wednesday, 12 July 2000

Media Statement: Commission Member Retires

Senior Deputy President John MacBean retired this week after serving 11 years as a senior Member of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Mr MacBean, who is a Member of the Order of Australia, was the secretary of the Labor Council of New South Wales prior to his appointment to the Commission as a Deputy President in March 1989.

He was appointed a Senior Deputy President in March 1994 and, until April this year, was the Panel Head responsible for industries including Commonwealth employment, communications and telecommunications, health and welfare services, postal services and State government administration.

For further information contact: AIRC Media Liaison Officer Judy Hughes on 03-8661-7862, 0407-920815 or email

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