Nationally lauded and award-winning community leader Gail Ker OAM, CEO of Access Community Services Limited, is to retire effective December 31, 2021. Over the past 20 years, Ms Ker’s vast industry experience and expertise in the Australian multicultural, humanitarian and community sectors has seen her change countless lives for the better. Under her leadership, Access has grown from a one room youth employment service in Logan, Brisbane, into one of Australia’s leading organisations for refugees and migrants, providing settlement, employment, training, youth support, housing and social enterprise services. Ms Ker is a recognised thought leader in needs-based community planning, innovative business models, social cohesion, strategic partnerships, employment pathways, funding opportunities and strategic direction. She has led nearly 300 staff in pursuit of the vision to create social, cultural and economic experiences and opportunities that transform the lives of individuals and communities. Access Community Services is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation committed to community development and capacity building, delivering services across Queensland.

St John Ambulance WA has to deal with a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Williams in Hearing Room 12.05 in Perth (Norton).

A s.394 (unfair dismissal) claim by Alison Vicki Young against Ochre Health Pty Ltd T/A Ochre Health has been tossed out by Commissioner Yilmaz in Melbourne on 30 September 2021. “Application for an unfair dismissal remedy – whether the time limit commences from the date of the written notice of dismissal despite dismissal in person – whether the Commission’s OLS caused the lateness – application lodged out of time – application dismissed.”

An application by Allambi Care Limited (s.120 – application to vary redundancy pay for other employment or incapacity to pay) will be reviewed by Commissioner Matheson (by telephone AEST NSW Time) in Sydney.

Health Services Union (051V) and Barwon Health have a s.739 (application to deal with a dispute) on foot before Commissioner Bissett (by telephone AEDT) in Melbourne.

An application for approval of the Western Hospital Administration and Integrated Services Enterprise Agreement 2021 (s.185 – application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be determined by Commissioner Platt in Chambers in Adelaide.

Property veteran Jennifer Cunich has claimed top spot at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) on the back of more than 30 years’ experience in the business and homebuying sectors. Her appointment follows the departure of former Board Chair Adrian Harrington, who left earlier this year to govern the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation.

Commonwealth of Australia (represented by the ‘National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency’) has a s.739 (application to deal with a dispute) to answer before Commissioner Platt (in Chambers) in Adelaide (Gray).