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    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Braddy praised for contribution as Q-COMP chair

    Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Braddy praised for contribution as Q-COMP chair

    Industrial Relations Minister Cameron Dick has praised the contribution of inaugural Q-COMP chair Paul Braddy, who retires on 30 June this year after seven years in the role.

    Mr Dick said Mr Braddy, who has headed the authority since its establishment in 2003, had performed an outstanding job leading Q-COMP through its early years.

    “Paul has been an extremely able and effective chair, guiding Q-COMP during periods of significant reform for our workers’ compensation framework,” Mr Dick said.

    “He has also worked collaboratively with the State and federal governments on significant issues affecting the welfare of Queensland workers, including the current landmark health and safety harmonisation process.”

    Former Queensland Government Director-General Rachel Hunter has been appointed as the new Q-COMP chair and will take up the position from 1 July.

    Mr Braddy served as a minister in the Goss Government from 1989-1996 and was Minister for Employment, Training and Industrial Relations from 1998 to 2001.

    “During this time, the government implemented major workers’ compensation reforms, bringing new levels of fairness and balance to the Queensland scheme,” Mr Dick said.

    “Mr Braddy’s initiatives at Q-COMP have resulted in the earlier resolution of compensation matters before the courts and more comprehensive monitoring of self-insurers over claims management issues.”

    Mr Dick said Mrs Hunter would bring a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.
     
    “Mrs Hunter has more than 30 years’ experience in the Queensland public sector, holding several senior roles, including Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Director-General of the Department of Education, Training and the Arts, and as the Public Service Commissioner,” he said.

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