Media Release

28 October 2014

Commission releases policy submissions

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has published responses to a range of issues papers relating to the governance, financial management and operation of trade unions and associated relevant entities.

The Commission sought comment from community and professional organisations, interested individuals and academics on four key issues that fall under its Terms of Reference.

The Commission received 24 submissions from registered organisations, including the Australian Industry Group, Master Builders Australia and Slater and Gordon on behalf of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

Other submissions came from the NSW Government, Seyfarth Shaw on behalf of the State of Victoria and the Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

All policy submissions made in response to the issues papers have been publicly released and are available on the Commission’s website.

The CEO of the Office of the Royal Commission, Jane Fitzgerald, said the community and stakeholder consultation process complemented the Commission’s public hearings.

“The public submission process ensured the Royal Commission had access to a range of opinion on policy reform. This will help inform the Commission during its current inquiry,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

Issues Paper Number of Submissions
Whistleblower Protection
Duties of Union Officials
Funding of Trade Union Elections
Relevant Entities
General submissions to multiple papers