Statement by Steve Knott AM
Chief Executive, Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA
Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA warmly welcomes today’s appointment of Amanda Mansini to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA).
Ms Mansini is presently a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC).
She was joined today alongside other high calibre legal practitioners – Natasha Laing, Alison Burt, Paul Glass and Gillian Eldershaw – as new judges of the FCFCOA, announced by Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash.
Before her appointment to the FWC in 2018, Ms Mansini spent seven years as AMMA’s Director of Workplace Relations and Legal Counsel. In this role she was highly effective and widely respected by AMMA’s resources and energy industry members.
She will bring to the FCFCOA a broad range of experience across industry, legal practice within a top tier firm, and recent hands-on experience administering Australia’s workplace relations system within the national employment tribunal.
AMMA congratulates Ms Mansini as well as Ms Laing, Ms Burt, Mr Glass and Ms Eldershaw on their judicial appointments.
We further congratulate the Australian Government and the Attorney-General in particular on achieving 51% female judge representation in the FCFCOA.
Across various portfolios Senator Cash has built a significant track record of appointing highly capable women to senior tribunal and judicial positions. It is fitting that the first time an Australian federal court has recorded more than 50% female judge representation is achieved under her watch.
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