In January 2017, the resignation of Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson attracted significant national media attention. A key factor in this public interest was the content of VP Watson’s resignation letter, sent to Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash, in which he outlined a number of concerns with Australia’s workplace relations legislation and the way it was being administered by the national tribunal.

AMMA received the letter from numerous private sources and, after a period of around a month, have decided to publish a copy of this letter on our website for future reference, given it is quite evident that this letter is widely in circulation among media and various industrial organisations.

Click here for VP Watson’s resignation letter, dated 20 January 2017.