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Tony Maher

General President of the Mining and Energy Division, CFMEU

Tony MaherTony Maher has been General President of the Mining and Energy Division of the CFMEU since August 1998.

Previous positions:

  • Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association (FEDFA)
  • organiser and industrial officer and has many years experience running cases in industrial tribunals on behalf of members
  • Elected to the position of CFMEU National President in 2004, making him the Chair of the National Executive and National Executive Committee (NEC) of the CFMEU
  • lead the Union's work on Climate Change since 2006
  • Chair of the ACTU Climate Group, 2008
  • Commonwealth Government's Carbon Capture and Storage Taskforce
  • Prime Minister's Energy Efficiency Advisory Group
  • Appointed to represent unions on the Federal Government Roundtable on Climate Change in 2010 
  • Vice President of ICEM'S Asia Pacific region.

Tony is also a member of the International Executive Committee of ICEM, to which the CFMEU is affiliated