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Martine Care


Martine has nearly seven years’ experience in local government and industrial relations law, and in addition has spent three years working at Cairns Regional Council (first as a property officer, then as an HR officer). With this experience, Martine has seen first-hand the types of challenges and opportunities that local governments face, and knows how to achieve quick, favourable, and low cost solutions to their legal issues.

Acting for a range of local governments, Martine advises on issues involving general compliance with the Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulation 2012, rating issues, local laws, and tendering and contracting.

She has acted in complex land tenure issues, and has extensive experience in managing Indigenous matters. Martine assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander councils with leasing, land management, land trust and council meetings.

Martine also has significant experience advising councils on employee and industrial relations issues. She not only provides general advice, but also regularly completes workplace investigations; she has appeared in both the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and the Fair Work Commission on behalf of her clients.


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