12 month review of registered organisations functions published

Fair Work Commission

On 6 March 2023, the functions of the former Registered Organisations Commissioner transferred to the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission.

Today marks 12 months since the functions transferred.

The General Manager is pleased to publish a review of the extensive work undertaken over the last year. We have transitioned staff and operational systems, reviewed and improved our services, and continued to provide seamless services to registered organisations throughout.

Looking forward, he writes:

“It is vitally important to me that registered organisations can focus their resources on advancing the interests of the members they serve.

My approach to regulating and regulation in general is that it is a co-production. There are shared responsibilities between the regulator and, in our case, the registered organisations, and a shared interest in ensuring voluntary compliance on an ongoing basis.”

Murray Furlong

General Manager, Fair Work Commission

He thanks registered organisations and their peak associations for their engagement over the last 12 months, and looks forward to continuing to work together to address barriers to compliance and look for practical solutions together.

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