The decision to require the President of Fair Work Australia to appear before the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Reference Committee (SEEWRR) is an attack on the independence of this important tribunal.

AIER has made a formal Statement setting out its concerns regarding this matter.   AIER earnestly submits that responsible elements within the Senate should act as promptly as practicable to rescind the Senate Motion of 28 October 2009.  The Statement will be forwarded to all sitting Senators and those who will take up their role in the second half of 2011.

Statement re Independence of FWA