​Announcement – Farewell to Commissioner Newall and Commissioner Seymour

27 March 2018


In the coming weeks we will see the final sittings for Commissioner Newall (29 March) and Commissioner Seymour (6 April).

Commissioner Newall was appointed as a Commissioner on 29 April 2013 and has served the Industrial Relations Commission with distinction for the past five years. Apart from his capacity to carry a significant workload in the day to day work of the Commission, the Commissioner made a number of extracurricular contributions including his conduct of Advocacy Training programs for new advocates.

Commissioner Seymour while only appointed in May 2017 has had a significant impact in her short time with the Commission. In particular the Commissioner led the introduction of the Commission's Twitter account providing another mechanism for stakeholders to be kept up to date with developments at the Commission. She is returning to practice at the NSW Bar, Level 22 Chambers.

We thank Commissioner Newall and Commissioner Seymour for their service to the Industrial Relations Commission as well as their wider work within industrial relations and workplace/employment law. They will be difficult to replace.

We wish them well in their future endeavours.