The FWC’s national practice leader will provide an insight to the many significant changes, including those impacting upon protected industrial action ballots and multi-employer agreements, and an overview of the leading decisions of the Commission.
Peter Hampton Deputy President - Fair Work Commission
National Practice Leader for Bargaining
National Practice Leader for the Collaborative Approaches Program
Peter Hampton is a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission based in Adelaide, having been appointed as a Commissioner in January 2010 and elevated to Deputy President in October 2022. In this capacity he is also a Member of the Expert Panel for Annual Wage Reviews, which is responsible for setting minimum and award wages in Australia, and he also hears matters in almost all of the other jurisdictions handled by the Commission, including its appellant functions.
Immediately prior to this appointment, Peter was Director of Policy and Strategy for SafeWork SA, the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Prior to joining SafeWork SA in 2006, he was for 12 years a Deputy President of the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission and in a dual capacity for ten of those years as a Deputy President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
In the sixteen years prior to joining the Commission, Peter held various positions in the South Australian business community including as Deputy Director of the SA Employers’ Federation Inc and General Manager, Human Resource Management Services with what is now Business SA.
Peter is a former National President of the Australia Labour and Employment Relations Association and a Life Member and former President of the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia (ALERA SA).
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