SAET news

1 January 2018
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new practice direction, No 31, to regulate the court attire and dress standard for all proceedings before SAET.

19 December 2017
New SAET Deputy President
Adelaide lawyer Margaret Kelly has been appointed as a Judge of the District Court and Deputy President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal. Read the media release

8 December 2017
Update: Justice Dolphin Ceremonial Special Sitting
There have been a number of enquires as to whether the Tribunal will honour the recent appointment of Justice Dolphin as its President with a ceremonial special sitting. Whilst it is customary to mark such an occasions in that way, Justice Dolphin has advised that he has decided against such a ceremony.

“The offer of a ceremonial special sitting does me great honour, but I believe that the better testament to my appointment as President to this hard working Tribunal is for me to just get on with the job with the minimum amount of fuss,” Justice Dolphin said.

On 7 November 2017, Judge Steven Dolphin was appointed as the President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal. By virtue of holding that office his Honour’s title changed from Judge to Justice (South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014 s 10(2)).

7 November 2017
New SAET President
His Honour Judge Steven Dolphin has been appointed President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET). Read the media release

31 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 30, to clarify the extent to which a party may be assisted by a friend for the purposes of s52(2) of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014.

31 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 29, responding to the substantial increase in the number of appeals to SAET’s Full Bench.

23 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 28, responding to an issue that has arisen about recording of consent orders in connection with s58 assessments under the Return to Work Act 2014.

3 July 2017
SAET expansion
New laws that came into effect over the weekend will confer a further series of functions upon the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

SAET  will continue to resolve Return to Work disputes and its expansion will ensure South Australia has a contemporary ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to resolving a range of workplace-related disputes and issues, while also regulating South Australia’s industrial awards, agreements and registers. Read more about the SAET expansion

11 April 2016
SAET kicking goals
Latest figures show that the South Australian Employment Tribunal continues to deliver timely, efficient and effective dispute resolution for Return to Work matters.  Read more 

4 March 2016
Dissolution of the Workers Compensation Tribunal

On Thursday 3 March 2016, the Governor of South Australia proclaimed that the Workers Compensation Tribunal (WCT) would be dissolved, with the last day of operations on Friday 4 March 2016. Read more

4 March 2016
New President of SAET
Mr Peter McCusker has been appointed as Senior Judge of the Industrial Relations Court and President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal, Read more

1 July 2015
Ceremonial Inaugural sitting

The inaugural sitting of the South Australian Employment Tribunal marked the commencement of South Australia’s Return To Work scheme and the establishment of the new Tribunal for the resolution of workers compensation disputes. Read the news release from the Acting Premier John Rau and the transcript from the Ceremonial Inaugural Sitting.

Seminar: Both Sides of the Fence
Presentations by Deputy Presidents Calligeros and Dolphin:
A New Approach to Dispute Resolution
Timeliness in Workers Compensation Litigation