Greg Smith was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008 for service to Industrial Relations through conciliation, mediation and arbitration, and by assisting employers and employees to achieve fair and effective agreements.
He was appointed to the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1987 and since then his expertise has been in demand nationally and internationally. He has advised on labour relations in Southern Africa, and has also instructed and examined students from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana in a Post Graduate Diploma in Law (Conciliation and Arbitration). Greg facilitated a dispute involving the United Nations and its Staff Associations which took him to the USA and Italy.
Greg has also been a guest speaker at a wide range of international forums and conferences on issues relating to Employment Contract Law and Industrial Relations. These include conferences in the China, Japan and Germany.