Rawson, Craig

Senior Executive Lawyer

An expert in workplace relations and employment law, Craig acts in proceedings relating to workplace relations, work health and safety, and employment, the Fair Work Act 2009, the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. This includes seeking penalties for contraventions of these Acts and their antecedents, as well as in unfair dismissal matters, seeking revocation of union entry permits and disputes before the Fair Work Commission. He also has considerable experience in judicial and merits review of government decisions.

Craig has experience in industrial and bargaining disputes and disputes arising under Enterprise Agreements. Craig has advised a range of Commonwealth agencies on obligations under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013, and assisting Commonwealth agencies with inquiries by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the handling of such investigations.

He is a popular and frequent presenter at AGS Employment Law Forum and other events and training seminars for our Commonwealth clients.

He has received 3 AGS and Attorney-General’s Department Australia Day Awards – for his work on the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry; the Tampa litigation against the Commonwealth; and responses to applications for urgent transfer from Nauru and other locations on medical grounds.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1991

Bachelor of Laws, Monash University, 1994

Areas of law

Workplace, industrial relations and compensation

  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Dispute resolution and litigation [1]