Readers’ guide

This annual report informs the Australian Parliament and public about the Fair Work Commission’s performance and compliance with its obligations in the financial year ending 30 June 2018.

Part 1—Overview

The overview includes reports from the President and General Manager and provides information about the Commission, including its organisational structure, Members, staff and stakeholders.

Part 2—Performance

Part 2 provides information about the Commission’s work during 2017–18. It includes a detailed discussion of the Commission’s operational performance.

Part 3—Annual performance statements

Part 3 provides information about the Commission’s performance during 2017–18. It includes an outline of the Commission’s performance framework and details the Commission’s performance against intended results and performance criteria set out in its portfolio budget statements and corporate plan.

Part 4—Management and accountability

Part 4 reports on the Commission’s internal operations, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources management and financial management. It also reports against certain legislated annual reporting requirements.

Appendices and references

Six appendices provide detailed information to complement the main report. Appendices A to D provide details of Members, panels and Members’ activities, and additional tables and figures, including applications lodged with the Commission in 2017–18; Appendix E comprises the 2017–18 financial statements; Appendix F reports on entity resources; Appendix G sets out other mandatory information; and Appendix H shows where each annual reporting requirement is addressed in this annual report.

At the back of the report is information to help readers—including a glossary, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, and an index—and contact details for the Commission.