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Tribunal members

The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 provides that the Tribunal consists of three persons appointed by the Governor in Council.

Walter Tutt (Chair)

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Walter Tutt is a solicitor and former Judge of the District Court of Queensland. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1965 and was subsequently admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He became a Judge of the District Court of Queensland in 2004 where he served until his retirement in 2012.

Walter became an honorary member of the Queensland Law Society in 2007 and has significant experience in law and industrial relations.

Jill Lang AM

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Jill Lang AM is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Council of Social Service and the former National Coordinator of Anti-Poverty Week. Previous to that Ms Lang worked for state and Commonwealth Governments in the fields of social and public policy and regional planning. She has lectured at universities in New South Wales and Queensland in social planning and regional planning.

In 2013, she was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the community and to the not-for-profit sector.

Emeritus Professor Patrick Weller AO, FASSA

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Patrick Weller AO, FASSA, is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. He has a BA from Oxford University, a PhD from the Australian National University and a DLitt from Griffith University. From 1990–2012 he was director of the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. He was professor of politics at Griffith University from 1984 to 2015.

He is the author, co-author or editor of some 40 books on Australian politics, international organisations and comparative institutions. (Co)authored books include Treasury Control in Australia (1976), Politics and Policy in Australia (1978), Can Ministers Cope? (1981), First among Equals (1985), Malcolm Fraser PM (1989), Dodging Raindrops: John Button, A Labor Life (1999), Australia’s Mandarins (2001), Don’t tell the Prime Minister (2002), The Governance of World Trade: International Civil Servants in the GATT/WTO (2004), Cabinet Government in Australia, 1901-2006 (2007), Westminster compared (2009; Japanese translation 2015), Inside the World Bank (2009), Learning to be a Minister (2010), From Post Box to Power House (2011), a centenary history of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Kevin Rudd, twice Prime Minister (2014). He has also written over 70 journal articles and 80 book chapters.

His most recent books are The Working World of International Organisations: Authority, Capacity, Legitimacy (with Xu Yi-chong), and The Prime Ministers’ Craft: Why some succeed and others fail in Westminster systems; both were published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.

He has won 15 grants from the Australian Research Council since 1985. He was elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Science in Australia in 1996 and appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2002 for ‘extending understanding of the role of executive government’. He was chair of the Queensland Corrective Services Commission from 1994–1996, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group on Reform of Australian Government Administration in 2010.

Last updated:
1 November, 2019
Last reviewed:
1 November, 2019