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Advertising and market research
During 2020–21, the Commission did not conduct any advertising campaigns.
The Commission did not award any grants during 2020–21.
Disability reporting mechanism
The National Disability Strategy is Australia’s overarching framework for disability reform. It acts to ensure the principles underpinning the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are incorporated into Australia’s policies and programs that affect people with disability, their families and carers.
All levels of government will continue to be held accountable for the implementation of the strategy through progress reporting to the Australian, state, territory and local governments. Progress reports can be found at dss.gov.au. Disability reporting is included in the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s State of the Service reports and the APS Statistical Bulletin. These reports are available at www.apsc.gov.au.
Information Publication Scheme
The Commission is subject to the FOI Act and is required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). Under Part II of the FOI Act, the Commission must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements. The Commission’s information publication plan is available at fwc.gov.au.
Remediation of information published in previous annual reports
Appendix B: Members’ activities, p.54, 2019–20 Annual Report
Omitted from Members’ activities outside the Commission was Deputy President Hamilton's membership to the Australian Labour Law Association, and the Australian Society for the study of Labour History.
On page 59 of the 2019–20 Annual Report it was stated that Commissioner McKinnon delivered training in October 2019 as part of the Judicial College of Victoria’s judgment writing program ‘Judgment Writing: Good, Clear, Fast’. Commissioner McKinnon attended this training as a participant.
Delivery of Commission Services, p. 19, 2019-20 Annual Report
The number of conciliation conferences undertaken by experienced staff was reported incorrectly as 12,963 and should be 12,965.
Complaints and feedback
On page 43 of the 2019–20 Annual Report two subjects of Member conduct complaints contained typographical errors. These subjects should have been ‘Member conduct in relation to a conference or hearing – not substantiated’ and ‘Member conduct in relation to a conference or hearing – partially substantiated or acknowledged’.