External Scrutiny

Reports by the Auditor-General, Parliamentary Committees or Commonwealth Ombudsman

As at 30 June 2015, no reports were made by the Auditor-General regarding FWBC for the year 2014 to 15.

In August 2014, the Commonwealth Ombudsman issued the Annual report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman under s 54A(6) of the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 (For the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014). The report found examinations conducted by FWBC were compliant with the requirements of the FWBI Act.

Judicial Review

As at 30 June 2015, none of FWBC’s administrative actions were the subject of judicial review.

Freedom of Information

Agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with the IPS requirements.

FWBC has published an agency plan which describes how FWBC proposes to implement and administer the IPS. The agency plan is available on the FWBC website.


FWBC received two FOI requests during the reporting period.