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Deputy Director-General Office of Industrial Relations

Simon Blackwood

Simon is the Deputy Director-General for the Office of Industrial Relations. In this role he is responsible for Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and the Electrical Safety Office (ESO). He has regulatory responsibility for workers’ compensation matters and also the provision of policy advice on these matters.

​​​​​​​​​​Simon is also responsible for supporting a fair and productive industrial relations framework for the public sector in Queensland and providing advice to government on private sector industrial relations issues in Queensland.

Simon's previous roles have included Executive Director of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and prior to that General Manager of Private Sector Industrial Relations.

He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Queensland.

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Office address

Street Address

Level 11
1 William Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Postal address

Postal Address

GPO Box 69
Brisbane, QLD, 4001
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Last updated
21 June 2018