Updated education material to promote awareness of corrupting benefits

3 September 2018

The Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) has released additional on-line education material to further promote awareness and understanding of corrupting benefits laws.

Registered organisations can now access a guidance note on the ROC website that further explains the key provisions of the legislation, its key concepts and definitions as well as overviewing the types of offences associated with corrupting benefits.

The information forms part of the national 2018/19 ROC Education Strategy  which also is available on the ROC website.

“We have structured the guidance note to be a practical resource with the aim of giving people easy to follow information to help them understand the laws and their obligations associated with corrupting benefits under the Fair Work Act 2009,” said Registered Organisations Commissioner Mr Mark Bielecki.

“I encourage registered organisations, their officer holders, members and employees to familiarise themselves with this important resource which will help them navigate the legislation and which is now easily accessible on the ROC website.”

While not intended as a substitute for the detailed provisions of the legislation, the guide enables registered organisations in particular to readily access key information to do with offences relating to giving, receiving or soliciting a corrupting benefit, as well as cash or in-kind and illegitimate payments.

Additional information including webinars and fact sheets on a variety of topics are available on the ROC website, and there is also a corrupting benefits helpline: 02 9246 0555.

The new guidance note can be accessed here (PDF 750.2KB).

For more information about corrupting benefits: corrupting benefits page of this website.

ROC media contact: Greg Russo - (03) 9603 0767 or greg.russo@roc.gov.au.