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Biographical details—Martin Hehir

Martin Hehir, Deputy Secretary, Industrial Relations Group

Martin Hehir

Martin is the Deputy Secretary of our Industrial Relations Group, leading a range of industrial relations policy and programs.

Martin joined us in 2019 under Machinery of Government changes. He transferred from the Department of Jobs and Small Business, where he was Deputy Secretary of the Workplace Relations Cluster.

Martin has held several deputy secretary positions in federal government during his career. He has been responsible for areas including developing a new employment services model; work, health and safety policy; and small business and industrial relations policy. Before this, Martin Worked as Deputy Secretary for Schools and Youth in the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the former Department of Education, dealing with the Australian Education Act, and associated funding mechanisms.

He has also held a number of positions in ACT Government, including as the Director-General of the Community Services Directorate, ACT Government.

Martin holds an Economics Degree from the Australian National University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.