Mandatory information

Advertising and market research

During 2017–18, the Commission did not conduct any advertising campaigns.

Grants

Information on grants awarded by the Commission during 2017–18 is available at www.fwc.gov.au.

Disability reporting mechanism

Since 1994, non-corporate Commonwealth entities have reported on their performance as policy adviser, purchaser, employer, regulator and provider under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy. In 2007–08, reporting on the employer role was transferred to the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the Service reports and the APS statistical bulletin. These reports are available at www.apsc.gov.au. From 2010–11, entities have no longer been required to report on these functions.

The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been overtaken by the National Disability Strategy 2010–2020, which sets out a 10-year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation and create a more inclusive society. A high-level, two-yearly report will track progress against each of the six outcome areas of the strategy and present a picture of how people with disability are faring. The first of these progress reports was published in 2014 and can be found at www.dss.gov.au.

Information Publication Scheme

The Commission is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and is required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). Under Part II of the FOI Act, the Commission must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements. The Commission’s information publication plan is available at www.fwc.gov.au.

Remediation of information published in previous annual reports

Table 7, page 59, 2016–17 Annual Report

The title of Table 7 published on page 59 of the 2016–17 Annual Report was incorrect. The table title should have stated that the data related to timeliness of approval of single enterprise agreements.

The figures published in Table 7 on page 59 of the 2016–17 Annual Report for percentages of single enterprise agreements approved within eight weeks and 12 weeks were incorrect. The correct data is presented in Table 23 of this annual report.

Table 16, page 78, 2016-17 Annual Report

The number of matters resolved at conciliation in unfair dismissal matters for 2014-15 was incorrect in Table 16 of the 2016-17 Annual Report. The correct figure is presented in Table D1 on this annual report.

Table 43, page 104, 2016–17 Annual Report

The figures published in Table 43 in the 2016–17 Annual Report for the number of judicial review decisions that were upheld and dismissed and the total figures for 2016–17 and 2015–16 were incorrect. The correct data is presented in Table 38 of this annual report.

Permission to appeal outcomes, page 103, 2016–17 Annual Report

The statement on page 103 of the 2016–17 Annual Report that 81 per cent of applications for permission to appeal were refused was incorrect. The correct figure of 73 per cent was shown in Table 41 on page 103 of the 2016–17 Annual Report.

Table 47, page 109, 2016–17 Annual Report

The number of matters finalised under s.137A of the Registered Organisations Act for 2015–16 was incorrect in Table 47 of the 2016–17 Annual Report. The correct figure is 2 and the correct total for all finalisations for 2015–16 is 15.

The number of matters finalised under s.18(b) of the Registered Organisations Act for 2016–17 was incorrect in the 2016–17 Annual Report. The correct figure is 0 and the correct total figure for all finalisations in 2016–17 is 35.

The correct data is presented in Table 30 of this annual report.

Work health and safety outcomes, page 127, 2016–17 Annual Report

The Commission’s workers compensation premium in the 2016–17 Annual Report was incorrect. The correct workers compensation premium for 2017–18 is 0.29 per cent.

Table D6, page 150, 2016–17 Annual Report

The numbers of hearings shown for Newcastle and for Other places in 2016–17 were incorrect in Table D6 of the 2016–17 Annual Report. The correct data is presented in Table D15 of this annual report.

Table 11, page 40, 2015–16 Annual Report

The figures for the number and corresponding percentages of settlements involving monetary payment for all ranges other than $0–$999 and $1,000–$1,999 were incorrect in Table 11 of the 2015–16 Annual Report. The correct numbers and percentages were presented in Table 19 of the 2016–17 Annual Report and are presented in Table D2 of this annual report.

Table 20, page 52, 2015–16 Annual Report

The percentage of settlements involving monetary payment for the $4,000–$5,999 range in Table 20 of the 2015–16 Annual Report was incorrect. The correct percentage is presented in Table D10 of this annual report.