Michael answers this and other questions in an interview featured in the recently published Spring 2013 edition of Workplace Review.
Michael talks about his family background and education, both of which instilled in him a strong desire to excel, work hard, and be dedicated and committed to things he put his mind to.
Find out about who Michael admires, his career highlights, what he does to relax, and how he stumbled into industrial relations almost by accident.
Michael also talks about some changes he would like to see addressed in Australia, including a better human rights record, marriage equality, better animal welfare and simple tax laws. In addition, he talks about workplace bullying, ahead of changes to the law in January 2014.
Interviews with people with connections to industrial relations are a unique characteristic of Workplace Review. These interviews aim to give readers an insight into an interviewee’s life, including personal life and experiences, professional life and future plans, as well as soliciting some opinion or comment on current topical matters. What’s more, the interviewees are the basis for Workplace Review‘s distinctive cover portraits, drawn by Sydney artist Simon Fieldhouse.