Hearing into workplace reform association

7 May 2014

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will hold a public hearing in Sydney at 10am on Monday 12 May 2014 at level 17, 1 Farrer Place in Sydney.

The hearing will deal with matters associated with the Workplace Reform Association, a 'relevant entity' for the purpose of Term of Reference (a) of the Letters Patent issued to the Royal Commission.

Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Royal Commission, Jane Fitzgerald, said people or organisations that have information that might be relevant to this matter are encouraged to contact the Office of the Royal Commission.

'Any person or institution who believes they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of the hearing is invited to lodge a written application for authorisation to appear' Ms Fitzgerald said.

'Applications for authorisation to appear at the Royal Commission should be made in accordance with the Practice Direction on the Commission's website.

'Next week's hearing has been necessitated by the return to Australia of a person associated with the Workplace Reform Association.

'Further hearings on this matter may take place at a later date and if so, further details will be made available on the website.'

The Royal Commission can be contacted at:

  • TradeUnion@ag.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 public can attend the hearing, or review the transcripts which will be available on the Royal Commission's website. The proceedings will also be streamed via the internet through the website. For more information about Royal Commission or the Terms of Reference, visit www.tradeunionroyalcommission.gov.au.