Worker's comp expert takes on new role with SA judicial appointment

By Melissa Coade|16 January 2018

An Adelaide barrister has been appointed deputy president of the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

Margaret Kelly was appointed as a South Australian Employment Tribunal and district court judge in December.

Ms Kelly was admitted in 1981 and practised from Wright Chambers since 1998.

SA Attorney-General John Rau SC, who is also the state Minister for Industrial Relations, issued a statement last month, congratulating the new judge.

According to the AG, Margaret Kelly has extensive experience in worker’s compensation, personal injury, insurance and industrial law.

 “Ms Kelly is a well-respected barrister with a strong background in worker’s compensation,” Mr Rau said.

“I look forward to the contribution she will make to the South Australian Employment Tribunal.”

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In July last year, the tribunal conferred jurisdictions of the Industrial Relations Court and Industrial Relations Commission.

The tribunal was established mid-2015, with jurisdiction over worker’s compensation disputes under the Return to Work Act 2014.

Worker's comp expert takes on new role with SA judicial appointment
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