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 2017–18 financial year, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005. In compliance with requirements for 2017–18, expenditure is reported on a GST exclusive basis.
|Summary of legal expenditure||Expenditure exclusive of GST|
|Agency's total legal services expenditure||$1,101,038|
|Agency's total internal legal services expenditure||$847,140|
|Agency's total external legal services expenditure||$253,898|
|External expenditure on solicitors||$137,945|
|External expenditure on counsel||$114,786|
|Number of briefs to counsel||9|
|Value of disbursements (excluding counsel)||$1,167|