The National Workplace Relations Consultative Council (NWRCC), provides in the national interest a regular and organised means for senior representatives of the Australian Government, employers and employees to consult on workplace relations and labour market matters of national concern. Originally established in 1977, the NWRCC is made up of 14 members in addition to the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations as Chair. Members are appointed by the Minister for two year terms. Under the NWRCC Act, meetings must occur at least in the first and second half of each calendar year.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Workplace Relations Consultative Council Act 2002, section 4

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    16 June 1977

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon. Christian Porter MP 29 May 2019 Determined by the appointer
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Scott Barklamb 27 March 2019 26 March 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Adam Boyton 27 March 2019 26 March 2021
Member Ms. Denita Wawn 26 February 2018 25 February 2020
Member Ms. Melissa Adler 27 June 2018 26 June 2020
Member Mr. Steve Knott 15 July 2018 14 July 2020
Member Mr. Innes Willox 27 September 2018 26 September 2020
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Michele O'Neil 9 November 2018 8 November 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Liam O'Brien 18 March 2019 17 March 2021
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