Trade Union Governance and Corruption

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was established on 13 March 2014 by the former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Hon Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption wesbite.

A historical record of this website is available on the National Library of Australia's Web Archive and on Pandora.

Letters Patent

On 13 March 2014, the former Governor-General requested the Honourable John Dyson Heydon AC QC to make inquiry into and report upon the governance arrangements of separate entities established by employee associations or their officers.

On 30 October 2014, the Governor-General amended the Letters Patent to include an additional term of reference, and to revise the reporting date from 31 December 2014 to 31 December 2015.

Interim Report

The Commissioner handed his Interim Report to the Governor General at Government House in Canberra on Monday 15 December 2014.

The Interim Report was tabled in Parliament on 19 December 2014 and is available for download below:

Final Report

The Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC handed his Interim Report to the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House in Canberra. The Interim Report was tabled in Parliament on 19 December 2014. The Final Report was handed to the Governor General on 29 December 2015. The Final Report was tabled in Parliament on 30 December 2015.

The Commissioner provided his Final Report to the Governor-General on 28 December 2015.

The Report is comprised of 6 volumes, one of which is a confidential volume.  Each volume, other than the confidential volume, is available at the links below:

Transcripts

Hearings and transcripts are available on the National Library of Australia's Web Archive and on Pandora website.