External scrutiny

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

No reports were made by the Auditor-General or by a Committee of either House of the Parliament regarding the operations of the agency in the reporting period.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman tabled its annual report under s 54A(6) of the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015 on 10 October 2016.

Judicial decisions, and decisions of administrative tribunals or the Australian Information Commissioner

No judicial decisions, or decisions of administrative tribunals or the Australian Information Commissioner, were made during the reporting period that had, or may have, a significant effect on the operations of the agency.

Capability reviews

No capability reviews of the entity were released during the reporting period.

Judicial review

As at 30 June 2017, there was one ABCC administrative action that was the subject of judicial review.

Freedom of information

Entities 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.

The ABCC has published an agency plan which describes how the ABCC proposes to implement and administer the IPS. The agency plan is available on the ABCC website, www.abcc.gov.au/IPS.

The ABCC received 21 Freedom of Information requests during the reporting year.