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Melanie Binet

Prior to her appointment as deputy president, Melanie Binet was director of legal services at Gregor & Binet, a boutique incorporated legal practice specialising in employment law, industrial strategy, workplace inquiries & mediation. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years practicing employment law at top tier national commercial law firms. Ms Binet has been responsible for the development, implementation & defence of industrial relations strategies on a state & national basis. She has a particular interest in human resource matters & has had extensive involvement in the development, implementation & enforcement of workplace policies and procedures including the management of performance & misconduct. She has appeared as counsel in the various State & Federal courts & tribunals dealing with employment related matters, and has substantial experience in workplace training, workplace investigations, audits & inquiries including conducting of inquires on behalf of statutory investigative bodies. Ms Binet holds a Bachelor of Economics (with a double major in IR&HR/Management) and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the University of WA. Throughout her career, Ms Binet has played an active role in the various industry representational bodies. She is a Chartered Member & former State Convener of AHRI, a former deputy convenor of the Law Society of WA Employee Relations Committee, and was president of the IR Society of WA. In 2011, she was elected National President of ALERA & has also served as Secretary. In 2015, Ms Binet was elected Asia Pacific Representative on the 16-member world governing committee of the International Labour & Employment Relations Association.
Bio last updated 12 Jun 2018

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Deputy President
Fair Work Commission
Fair Work Commission
2016

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Deputy Convenor, Employment Relations Committee
The Law Society of Western Australia
The Law Society of Western Australia
2001 - 20167
Director, Workplace Relations
Clayton Utz
Clayton Utz
2003 - 20074
Lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills
1992 - 20031

Roles

2016
Deputy President
Year started and most recent title

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