Iain Ross (judge)

Iain James Kerr Ross has been a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia since 1 March 2012 and is the current President of the Australian Fair Work Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia).[1]

Ross was previously an assistant secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, serving under Bill Kelty.[2] In 1994 he was appointed as a Vice President of the former Australian Industrial Relations Commission, a role in which he served until 2006.[3] In 2009, he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria (VCAT),[3][2] as well as the president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal from 1 April 2010.[4] He also served as a Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission between 2003 and 2010.[5]

Justice Ross succeeded Geoffrey Giudice as President of Fair Work Australia in March 2012 (which was renamed to the Fair Work Commission in January 2013).[6]


  1. ^ "Biography of Justice Ross". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hannan, Ewin (25 February 2012). "All sides approve of Fair Work appointees". The Australian. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Shorten, Bill. "New President Leads Fair Work Australia". Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Iain Ross". University of Sydney Business School. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Past Commissioners". Victorian Law Reform Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  6. ^ "About Amendment Act". Fair Work Commission. Retrieved 28 January 2019.