ROCpod: Talking with the Registered Organisations Commission
Episode 35: Making your rules work for you
In this episode of ROCpod we talk about the rules of registered organisations, and how they can influence compliance outcomes.
Rules provide order and instruction about how things are done in registered organisations and branches. They provide a framework for how organisations are run, including the management of funds and the expectations around how officers will perform their duties.
The ROC routinely engages with organisations and branches when it is identified that rules are making compliance more difficult. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of registered organisations to maintain their rulebooks so that they reflect how they want the organisation to run.
3:06: Rulebook requirements under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act
6:50: The impact of inconsistent/ambiguous rules
17:00: Why you should consider post-election reports
20:15: How to change your rules
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Other ROCpod episodes
- Episode 34: Good governance in practice: compliant committees of management
- Episode 33: Managing conflicts of interest
- Episode 32: Auditing in our jurisdiction – what auditors want you to know
- Episode 31: Good governance in practice: financial decision-making
- Episode 30: Whistleblower investigations: what you can expect
- Episode 29: The annual return: Compliance simplified
- Episode 28: The ROC Executive Director on priorities for 2021–22
- Episode 27: Good governance in practice: Building trust through transparency
- Episode 26: Do you know who your related parties are?
- Episode 25: Good governance in practice: the duties of officers
- Episode 24: Corporate governance experiences and what registered organisations can learn from them
- Episode 23: Is it time to change your registered auditor?
- Episode 22: Lodge on time, one time, every time
- Episode 21: Lessons from the Federal Court
- Episode 20: Good governance in practice: creating a 'speak up' culture
- Episode 19: Election exemptions - what they are and how do they work?
- Episode 18: Working together to assist registered organisations
- Episode 17: Good governance in practice: conflicts of interest
- Episode 16: The Commissioner: 2020 and the year ahead
- Episode 15: Good governance in practice: officer induction
- Episode 14: The ROC Toolbox
- Episode 13: Good governance in practice: holding meetings
- Episode 12: Working together for an efficient election
- Episode 11: Good governance in practice: record keeping and decision making
- Episode 10: Behind the scenes with the ROC
- Episode 9: Help for organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Episode 8: How the ROC regulates
- Episode 7: Demystifying the ORP statement
- Episode 6: Spotlight on whistleblower disclosures
- Episode 5: Dual registration
- Episode 4: Who is an officer?
- Episode 3: Interview with the Commissioner
- Episode 2: The importance of good governance
- Episode 1: What to expect from your auditor
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