September 2019: Canberra workshop

On 5 September 2019 the ROC delivered an interactive workshop at Hotel Realm in Canberra. Topics discussed included financial reporting, elections, annual returns and notifications of change, officer and related party disclosures and handling whistleblower matters.

Feedback from participants was again very positive. Participants indicated that they appreciated the access to ROC staff, and the interactive format of the workshop sessions.

Copies of the presentations can be accessed at the following links:

Financial reporting
Financial reporting update (PDF 284.3KB)
Financial reporting workshop  (PDF 547KB)

Compliance
Elections workshop (PDF 229.4KB)
Officer and related party disclosures workshop (PDF 297.3KB)
Handling whistleblower matters (PDF 52.2MB)
Officer financial training (PDF 248.5KB)

Agenda

  • Welcome and housekeeping
  • Commissioner’s welcome
  • Financial reporting update
  • Financial reporting workshop
  • Elections, Annual Returns and Notifications of Change workshop
  • Officer and related party disclosures workshop
  • Handling whistleblower matters: what you can do
  • Officer financial training
  • Update on ROC tools and website updates

Presenters

  • Mark Bielecki – Commissioner, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Chris Enright – Executive Director, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Joanne Fenwick – Financial Reporting Specialist, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Bill Steenson – Principal Lawyer, Compliance and Investigations, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Chris Wong – Lawyer, Compliance and Investigations, Registered Organisations Commission
  • MaryAnne Guina – Principal Adviser, Compliance and Investigations, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Catherine Bebbington – Senior Adviser, Education and Reporting Team, Registered Organisations Commission
  • Kristina Menzies – Senior Adviser, Education and Reporting Team, Registered Organisations Commission

Attendees

  • Auditor: 6
  • Employer Association: 10
  • Government Department: 5
  • Peak Body: 0
  • Union: 8
  • Other: 0
  • Total: 29