21 July 2020
The Honourable Justice Russell John Peterson passed away on 9 July 2020. His Honour's service with the Commission commenced with his appointment as a Judge of the then Industrial Court and a Presidential Member of the Industrial Relations Commission under the Industrial Relations Act 1991 on 21 May 1992. Justice Peterson retired on 17 August 2004.Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Justice Peterson was Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986.The members and staff of the Industrial Relations Commission extend their condolences to the family and friends of his Honour.