About us

Welcome to the re-established Industrial Relations Society of Tasmania (IRST). IRST functions as an independent, non-partisan association which encourages networking, professional development, research and discussions on a wide range of issues affecting employee relations within both the private and public sectors. IRST is affiliated with the national Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association Incorporated (ALERA). 

Both the IRST and ALERA are targeted towards all persons involved in or interested in industrial, labour or employment relations and human resources. The IRST is valuable for anyone studying industrial relations or human resources. 

A Committee has been elected with the aim for broad representation consisting of representatives from Unions, State Service Departments, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI), University of Tasmania, advocates, and the legal profession. 

IRST facilitates a series of professional development events for the year and other networking opportunities.


The IRST committee will consist of: 1) President 2) Vice-President 3) Treasurer 4) Secretary 5) Three Committee Members.  Nominations for Committee positions will close 14 June 2019.

Neroli Ellis

Neroli is the Deputy President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

Craig Green
Vice President

Craig is a Senior Associate with Dobson Mitchell Allport

David Dilger

David is the Director of Edge Legal.

Jane Fitton

Jane is the Deputy Director, Workplace Relations, Work Health and Safety & Wellbeing for the State Service Management Office.

James Eddington

James is the Legal and Industrial Officer at HACSU.

Abbey George

Abbey is the Internal lawyer, Senior Workplace Relations Consultant at the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Natalie Marzella

Natalie is an Industrial Officer at CPSU.

Upcoming Events

JUNE 2019

AGM & Networking Event

The Steering Committee is working towards re-launching the IRST and holding a networking event on 18 June 2019. The launch will include the Annual General Meeting to endorse the revised Constitution and election of the Executive Committee.