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Reader's guide

This annual report informs the Australian Parliament and public about the Fair Work Commission’s performance and compliance with its obligations in the financial year ending 30 June 2021.

Part 1 – Overview
The overview includes reports from the President and Acting General Manager and provides information about the Commission, including its organisational structure, Members, staff and stakeholders.

Part 2 – Performance
Part 2 provides information about the Commission’s work and performance during 2020–21.

Part 3 – Annual performance statements
Part 3 provides an outline of the Commission’s performance framework and details the Commission’s performance against intended results and performance criteria set out in its portfolio budget statements and corporate plan.

Part 4 – Management and accountability
Part 4 reports on the Commission’s internal operations, including corporate governance, external scrutiny, human resources management and financial management. It also reports against certain legislated annual reporting requirements.

Appendices and references
Seven appendices provide detailed information to complement the main report. Appendix A: Members to Appendix C: Tables and figures reference data provide details of Members, Members’ activities, and additional tables and figures, including applications lodged with the Commission in 2020–21; Appendix D: Annual financial statements comprises the 2020–21 financial statements; Appendix E: Entity resources reports on entity resources; Appendix F: Other mandatory information sets out other mandatory information; and Appendix G: List of requirements shows where each annual reporting requirement is addressed in this annual report.

At the back of the report is information to help readers including a glossary, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an index and contact details for the Commission.