This annual report informs Parliament and the Australian public about the performance of the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) during the 2013–14 financial year. It has been prepared in accordance with the Annual Report Requirements approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

The primary purpose of the report is to demonstrate the Commission’s performance to Parliament. It also plays an important role in informing stakeholders, educational institutions, the media and the general public about the services provided by the Commission, and the Commission’s performance in relation to those services.

The report is divided into five parts.

Part 1—Overview

This part provides an overview of the Commission’s activities over the year. It highlights the Commission’s achievements and challenges, with commentary from the President and the General Manager, a summary of the Commission’s performance and discussion of major achievements.

Part 2—About the Commission

This part explains who we are, what we do and the important role we play in the Australian economy and society. It includes information on the Commission’s organisational structure, outcome and program structure set out in the 2013–14 Portfolio Budget Statements, stakeholders, history and changes we are making for the future.

Part 3—Performance reporting

This part discusses the work we do in detail and reports on the Commission’s performance against the deliverables and key performance indicators as set out in the 2013–14 Portfolio Budget Statements.

Part 4—Management and accountability

This part discusses how we manage the operations of the Commission, including our corporate governance framework, human resources, financial management and external scrutiny.

Part 5—Appendices

The appendices are a source of detailed data about the Commission.

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