Latest information session well received in Darwin

1 August 2018    

The Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) has successfully delivered its third broad based information workshop, in Darwin on 24 July, for registered organisations, employer associations, government departments and industry groups.

The Darwin workshop follows similar sessions held this year at Parramatta and Melbourne, and again has been well received.

All three workshops have enabled participants to meet and engage with the Commissioner as well as members of the ROC education, compliance and finance teams.

At Darwin the agenda incorporated legislative changes as well as tips and tools to aid compliance. Participants were given an overview of the ROC’s officer induction kit, templates, webinars and interactive compliance calendar and there were presentations and an interactive panel discussion on corrupting benefits and officer and related party disclosure obligations.

The ROC also released its new officer and related party guidance notes ‘hot off the press’ to the Darwin participants.

The workshops are an important part of the ROC’s on-going commitment to assist registered organisations, their branches, reporting units and officers, to become familiar with their obligations in accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009.

“All three workshops have been well received and the level of response continues to be most encouraging,” said Registered Organisations Commissioner Mr Mark Bielecki.

“We continue to tailor the workshops based on the feedback we receive, and from discussions I have had with participants, they appreciate having the opportunity to meet and speak with team members in an open forum about items of compliance that are important to them and their organisation or group.”

More than 225 representatives of 62 registered organisations have attended the three workshops to date - almost two thirds of all registered organisations that the ROC interacts with.

“We see these workshops as an extension of our work in engaging with, assisting and educating organisations in meeting their reporting obligations,” Mr Bielecki said. “We are committed to making information readily accessible to support registered organisations and help them meet their regulatory requirements.”

Additional workshops have been scheduled for Perth (19 September) and Brisbane (20 November).

Organisations and auditors interested in attending these workshops can express their interest by emailing regorgs@roc.gov.au