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Industry Sector Standing Committees

On 15 February 2024 the Industrial Relations Minister, the Honourable Grace Grace MP, appointed a chairperson and members to six Industry Sector Standing Committees (ISSCs) for a term ending on 12 September 2026.

ISSCs are consultative committees established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) with the primary function to provide advice and make recommendations to the Work Health and Safety Board about workplace health and safety in the relevant industry sectors. ISSCs use their industry networks to consult on industry-specific work health and safety issues and to promote and distribute work health and safety information.

There are six ISSCs in total, one for each of the following industry sectors:

  • construction
  • health and community services
  • manufacturing
  • retail and wholesale
  • rural
  • transport and storage.

Each ISSC consists of a chairperson and at least six other members (equally representing employers and workers, and may include expert members).

The membership of each ISSC is as set out below.

As of 20 May 2024, the Minister may establish up to ten ISSCs by issuing a gazette notice.

NameOrganisation
Chairperson
Kurt Pauls Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
Expert member
Ryan Alexiou Olympus Insights
Worker members
Chris Lynch Electrical Trades Union
Jacqueline Collie Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
Employer members
Kelvin Cuskelly Housing Industry Association
Amanda Nicolo Built Qld
Craig Dearling Master Builders Queensland

View Construction ISSC Communique – April 2024 (PDF, 0.14 MB).

NameOrganisation
Chairperson
James Gilbert Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union
Expert members
Keith Adam Sonic Health Plus
Cassie Madigan University of Queensland
Worker members
Kevina O’Neill Queensland Teachers Union
Fiona Scalon United Workers Union
Merinda Foster Australian Services Union
Melanie Stellmacher Independent Education Union of Australia
Barry Watson Australian Workers’ Union
John Cosgrove Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland
Employer members
Lucy Beikoff The Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane
Johannes Solymosi Independent Schools Queensland
Alarna Lane-Mullins Queensland Health
Ann Conwell Genesiscare Australia
Peter Gould Urban Utilities
Roxanne Egeskov Queensland Health
NameOrganisation
Chairperson
Scott Reichman Electrical Trades Union
Expert members
Margaret Cook University of Queensland
Worker members
Matthew Journeaux Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union
Norman Page Australian Workers’ Union
Kurt Pauls Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
Employer members
Julia Teys Teys Australia
Fiona McDonnell Hyne Timber
Emma Stuart Viva Energy Australia
Amy Sproule Ventora Group

View Manufacturing ISSC Communique – April 2024 (PDF, 0.14 MB).

NameOrganisation
Chairperson
Matthew Littleboy Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association
Expert members
Gemma Sharp Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers
Michael Rolfe Cook Shire Council
Worker members
Casey Whelan United Workers Union
Darryn Gaffy Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association
Employer members
Dana McMahon Cater Care Group
Rebecca Parnell Primo Foods

View Retail and Wholesale ISSC Communique – April 2024 (PDF, 0.13 MB).

NameOrganisation
Chairperson
Kelly Johnstone University of Queensland
Expert members
Richard Franklin James Cook University
Worker members
Larry Bernie Australian Workers’ Union
Bronson Thomas Australian Workers’ Union
Craig Downie Australian Workers’ Union
Stuart Polzin United Workers Union
Employer members
Fiona McDonnell Hyne Timber
Joe Moro Queensland Farmers Federation
Paul Sloman Cotton Australia
David Foote Australian Country Choice

View Rural ISSC Communique – May 2024 (PDF, 0.12 MB).

View Rural ISSC Communique – April 2024 (PDF, 0.14 MB).

NameOrganisation
Chairperson
Julie Russell Russell Transport
Expert  members
Deanna McMaster Minter Ellison
Worker members
Joshua Millroy Transport Workers Union
Lucas Kennedy Australian Rail Tram and Bus Industry Union
Matthew Littleboy Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association
Mick McKitrick Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees
Employer members
Victoria Edwards Virgin Australia
Annastasia Denigan Toll Transport
Paula Northam Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

View Transport and Storage ISSC Communique – April 2024 (PDF, 0.14 MB).