Appendix K: Subscription services

The Commission offers a range of free electronic subscriptions to provide the public with updates about major developments at the tribunal, including significant decisions, information about the various awards and general updates through the Commission Bulletin.

Subscribers are notified by emails containing links to downloadable documents accessible through the website.

The subscription services have proven a valuable tool for the Commission to engage with the public and ensure interested parties are provided with accurate information on the areas relevant to them.

There are two types of subscriptions – announcements and awards. The details for each appear below.

Awards services – My awards

My awards – updates: notifies subscribers when an award has been updated, or when a document has been issued about an award that does not vary the award (such as a decision).

My awards – all matters: notifies subscribers when an application to vary a modern award has been lodged or an award is being reviewed, and when any associated material is issued or received. This includes information about proceedings, submissions, hearing details and decisions. This also includes any emails dispatched through the Awards Updates service for the selected awards.

Announcements services – My subscriptions

Announcements: contains administrative and general announcements about changes to the Commission's practices and procedures, changes to forms and information about subscriptions. This is a low volume email service.

Significant decisions: contains details of recently-issued Full Bench decisions and other significant decisions. Each email contains links to the complete decision and the 'Find Commission decisions and orders' web page. It is emailed when decisions are published.

All decisions: contains details of all recently issued Commission decisions with links to the complete decisions. Each email contains links to the complete decisions and the 'Find Commission decisions and orders' web page. It is emailed up to twice daily.

Enterprise agreement decisions: contains details of enterprise agreement approval, termination and variation decisions, with links to the complete decisions. Each email also contains links to the 'Find Commission decisions and orders' web page. It is emailed up to twice daily.

FWC Bulletin: includes decision summaries of selected Commission decisions and information about our services. This service provides links to the latest and past editions of the FWC Bulletin. It is emailed weekly following the Bulletin's posting on the website.

Award modernisation information: contains details of significant updates to the award modernisation section of the Commission's website. This service notifies subscribers via email of significant proceedings, statements or decisions which have general application to modern awards or ongoing award modernisation processes. It is a low volume service emailed as significant updates are posted to the 'Award modernisation' section of the website.

Annual wage review information: contains information about the current review process and how to participate in it. Each email contains links to relevant materials, including the procedure for lodging submissions, statements and decisions, the timetable, research, submissions and any additional material. It is emailed as changes are posted to the 'Annual Wage Review' section of the website.

Equal remuneration case: contains information about the equal remuneration case currently before the Commission. Each email contains links to relevant materials, including submissions, statements and decisions, the timetable, research, correspondence, and any additional material. It is emailed as changes are posted to the 'Equal Remuneration Case' section of the website.

Superannuation information: contains information about the review of superannuation funds in modern awards. Each email contains links to relevant materials, including submissions, statements and decisions, the timetable and any additional relevant material. It is emailed as changes are posted to the 'Superannuation' section of the website.

Pay equity research information: Provides updates about research undertaken by the Pay Equity Unit to assist the Commission and parties with pay equity-related matters. This service provides updates regarding research undertaken by the Pay Equity Unit, including the research priorities of the unit, published research, and other specialist information. Emails are sent when 'Pay Equity Unit' web pages are updated.

Gazette notices – organisations: contains details of applications by registered organisations that are published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Each email contains the name of the organisation or association lodging the application, the type of application lodged, and a link to the Gazette notices page. It is emailed when the notice and the application have been posted to the website.

Registered organisations information: provides information about registered organisations and the Regulatory Compliance Branch of the Commission. Emails contain information regarding obligations of registered organisations under the relevant legislation. Emails are sent to notify subscribers when 'Registered Organisations' web pages are updated.

Australian Workplace Relations Study: provides updates on the Commission's AWRS. This service notifies subscribers by email about updates regarding the AWRS, including consultation activities, the research design, data collection instruments and the study timetable. Emails are sent as relevant web pages are updated.

Termination of instruments: contains information about the process being undertaken pursuant to item 3 of Schedule 5 of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009. Emails contain links to information about proceedings, including to submissions, statements and decisions, and any additional material, and are sent as changes are published to the website.

Events and engagement: provides information about upcoming events, activities and opportunities to engage with the Commission, as well as links to further relevant material. Subscribers can elect to receive updates about events in all locations or about events in a particular state or territory. Emails are sent when relevant events or activities are launched, and as additional information becomes available.

Quarterly practitioner update: Provides quarterly updates for practitioners, including information about significant Commission decisions, resources and initiatives, upcoming events and other general information. The updates are aimed at providing an overview of information relevant to workplace relations practitioners.

Subscribing

To subscribe to any of the services, members of the public may sign up on the Subscribe to updates page on the Commission's website, then log in and select any services required. There is no cost and publications and services can be added or removed at any time.