The Fair Work Commission collects information, including personal information that you provide about yourself and others, when you:
The Commission collects this information for the purpose of dealing with your inquiry or processing your request or submission under the FOI Act or the Privacy Act.
If you apply for access to information under the FOI Act or Privacy Act, the Commission may collect personal information about you from third parties, for example, if the party makes a submission in response to a consultation process regarding your FOI request.
Generally, you are not required to provide your name to the Commission when making an inquiry or application under the FOI Act or Privacy Act. For example, you may choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym. However, in some circumstances your personal information will be required to properly deal with your inquiry or application. The consequences for you if the Commission did not collect your personal information for the above purposes may include that:
If you have not provided any contact details, the Commission:
Where practicable, the Commission will not disclose personal information you provide in your inquiry or FOI request to external entities. The Commission will also take steps to limit the amount of personal information about you that is disclosed as part of any consultation process regarding your FOI request.
If you provide a submission in response to a consultation process under the FOI Act, the Commission may disclose personal information you provide in your submission as part of the access decision required to be provided to the FOI applicant.
The Commission may disclose personal information about you when it is required or authorised to do so pursuant to:
The Privacy Officer
Fair Work Commission
Post: GPO Box 1994, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 8661 7811