The future of online proceedings
The submission in response to the Fair Work Commission’s (Commission) Discussion Paper entitled The future of online proceedings (Discussion Paper) was prepared by the Law Council of Australia.
The Law Council commends the Commission for undertaking a review of its online proceedings at this time. As noted in the Discussion Paper, COVID-19 has had a fundamental impact on the operation of courts and tribunals, including the way in which the Commission hears, administers and conciliates cases.
It is important that the Commission harnesses the opportunities of remote ways of working going forward, while ensuring the integrity and accessibility of Commission processes.