Vale Geoffrey Giudice Death – Vale Geoffrey Giudice who was appointed as the president of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission by the Howard government in 1997 has died at the age of 74. The cause of his death was not made known yet, but said diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year and had been receiving palliative care at home in recent weeks.
The ACTU says it mourns the loss and pays its deep respect to the former Fair Work chief. “Justice Giudice oversaw a significant period of change in the Australian industrial relations landscape and made a substantial contribution to the lives of working people in Australia,” an ACTU statement said.
In 2012, he was the head of the full bench which delivered the first equal remuneration decision under the Fair Work Act. “He was a highly intelligent legal professional who will be remembered for his unrivaled industrial relations knowledge, integrity and independent judgment,” Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA chief Steve Knott said on Thursday.
Bill Shorten wrote about Giudice contributions to industrial relations and condolences to his family on Twitter, “Vale Geoffrey Giudice, former Federal Court Judge and President of Fair Work Australia. A fearless, impartial, and brilliant legal mind. His contribution to industrial relations and public service was distinguished and of the highest order. My deepest condolences to his family.”
The obituary and funeral arrangements will be officially posted by Giudice’s family.
Photo Credits – Bill Shorten via Twitter.