Patron's Dinner

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The Patron's Dinner is an annual event hosted by the IRSWA Patron Jack Gregor where an invited speaker provides an after dinner speech at a fine dining restaurant. The Patron of the Industrial Relations Society of WA, Mr Jack Gregor, on behalf of the Society, would like to invite you to attend the 2015 Patron's Dinner.

In keeping with his practice of inviting Speakers who have been influential in our Labour Relations system our Patron Jack Gregor has been successful in securing the Hon Brendan McCarthy to deliver the address at this year’s Patrons Dinner. Mr McCarthy is well known for his forthright opinions about our labour relations system and legislation. He is equally well known for being one of the most effective Deputy Presidents during his tenure as a Member of the Fair Work Australia Bench as he is for his consummate skills in dispute resolution. He promises to be an interesting and provocative speaker.

Date:  Wednesday 24th June, 2015

Venue: Perugino’s Restaurant, 77 Outram Street West Perth

Time: 6.30pm pre-dinner drinks followed by a 5 course degustation dinner with complimenting wines.

Cost: $130 per person (Non members $180).  A small surcharge applies to payments made by credit card.

Speaker: Hon Brendan McCarthy


Brendan McCarthy was appointed to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) in 2001 as a Deputy President. He was previously the Director of operations of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia.

He has been a member of the following organisations:

  • National Labour Consultative Council
  • Workers Compensation Commission
  • Worksafe Australia
  • Worksafe WA
  • WA Tripartite Labour Consultative Council
  • Member of government reviews on Affirmative Action (National) and Workers Compensation (WA).

He has also been a delegate to:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Study Conference;
  • ILO Labour Studies Internship, Geneva; and
  • Nikkerein (Japan) Labour Studies traineeship

Since his appointment, he has mainly been involved in the industry panels dealing with the building & construction and manufacturing industries.

He was re appointed in 2009 when the AIRC became Fair Work Australia and later became the Fair Work Commission. 

Please email if you require any assistance registering 

June 24th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   10:00 PM
77 Outram St, West Perth WA 6005
Member $ 130.00
Member w/Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 133.75
General public price (For payment by cheque or bank transfer only) $ 180.00
General public price w/ Surcharge (For payment by credit card) $ 185.25

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