Hearing to resume into Workplace Reform Association

3 June 2014

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will resume its public hearings in Sydney next week.

The hearings are scheduled to take place over four days from Tuesday, 10 June 2014 to Friday 13 June 2014 and will deal with matters associated with the Workplace Reform Association, a relevant entity for the purposes of the inquiry.

The first hearing into the Workplace Reform Association was held on 12 May and 13 May 2014 when Mr Ralph Blewitt appeared before Commissioner Dyson Heydon AC QC. Transcripts of proceedings and documents relevant to the hearing are available from the Commission's website.

Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Royal Commission, Jane Fitzgerald, said public hearings can be watched online through the Commission's web streaming service.

"The Commission will provide a live webcast of public hearings to ensure proceedings are accessible anywhere in Australia," Ms Fitzgerald said.

"Anyone who has information that might be relevant to the Terms of Reference is encouraged to contact the Office of the Royal Commission through our Hotline or write to us directly. That includes any institution or organisation who believes they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of these hearings," Ms Fitzgerald said.

Written applications for authorisation to appear should be made in accordance with the Practice Direction, which is available on the Commission's website.

The list of witnesses who are due to appear at next week's hearing will be released once finalised.

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption can be contacted at:

  • Email tradeunion@turc.gov.au.
  • On the Hotline 1800221245, or write to us at:
    Office of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
    GPO Box 2477, SYDNEY NSW 2001.
  • The hearing will take place on Level 5, 55 Market Street, Sydney between 10.00am and 4.00pm. A Media Room is located on Level 19.

For more information about the Royal Commission, please visit our website at: www.tradeunionroyalcommission.gov.au.