The Fair Work Commission is required to provide detailed financial information each year in its annual report tabled in the Australian Parliament.
The first financial reporting period for the Commission (formerly Fair Work Australia) was 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010.
Annual reports of the Commission and its predecessors (Fair Work Australia, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and the Australian Industrial Registry) are available in the Annual reports section of this website.
Read the details of the Commission's Portfolio Budget Statements on the Department of Jobs and Small Business website:
The table below is the statement of legal services expenditure for the 2018–19 financial year, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017. In compliance with requirements for 2019–19, expenditure is reported on a GST exclusive basis.
|Total legal services expenditure||$1,013,141|
|Total internal legal services expenditure||$847,140|
|Total external legal services expenditure||$166,001|
|Total external legal expenditure||$166,001|
|Total number of briefs to counsel||7|
|Male counsel (junior and senior) all briefs||3|
|Female counsel (junior and senior) all briefs||4|
|Of all briefs, those that were direct briefs||7|
|Male counsel (junior and senior) that were direct briefed||3|
|Female counsel (junior and senior) that were direct briefed||4|
|Female counsel||Male counsel|
|Number of briefs (per cent by gender)||3||1||0||3|
|Value of female and male briefs||$12,259||$26,337|
|Value of all briefs||$38,596|