Your union is governed by legislation and rules at both state and federal levels.
The Queensland Together Branch is a federally-registered branch of the Australian Municipal, Administrative and Clerical Services Union, trading as the Australian Services Union (ASU), registered under the Commonwealth Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009. It is governed by this Act and the ASU rules, which set out the way the ASU and the Together Branch of the ASU are run. The majority of the operations of your union are conducted by the Queensland Together Branch.
The state registered union is called Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees and is governed by the Queensland state Industrial Relations Act 1999 and the Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees rules. As part of the amalgamation process and integration into the ASU, the operation of your union transitioned from the state jurisdiction to the federal jurisdiction in July 2016.
Under the Industrial Relations Act 1999, all state-registered unions are required to make annual and mid-year financial disclosures publicly available. The annual Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) is required to disclose information about gifts, hospitality and other benefits; political spending; loans, grants and donations; credit card and cab charge account spending; remuneration and benefits for highest paid officers; political party affiliation fees; financial policies; officers’ financial management training; and, the audited accounts for the financial year.
The FDS for 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 can be found here. There has been a delay in providing the FDS to you while we sought some clarification from the Queensland Industrial Registry last week. Please note that the credit card and cab charge expenditure listed in the FDS Registers for the latter part of the 2015/16 financial year is nil.
We have recently improved the way we present corporate information on the union website. You will now find corporate information for both the state and federal bodies here.