Paid agents options paper and consultation schedule released

Fair Work Commission

The Paid Agents Working Group have released the Paid Agents and the Fair Work Commission Options Paper for consultation.

We encourage and invite submissions from all interested parties by 21 March 2024.

The Commission announced the establishment of the working group on 30 January 2024. The working group will identify and guide the implementation of ways we can make sure that all paid agents appearing before the Commission:

  • conduct themselves in an ethical and honest manner
  • act in the best interests of the people they represent, and
  • generally operate in accordance with standards that are broadly consistent with what would be expected of a lawyer in the same circumstances.

The working group will consult with representatives who are regularly involved in individual dispute cases before the Commission, as well as with law societies, peak bodies, and other interested parties.

The consultation will be conducted transparently and with the needs of our users in mind.

Read the Paid Agents and the Fair Work Commission Options Paper (pdf)


We encourage interested parties to use the Paid Agents consultation online form

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