Associations and Registered Agents
An association, under the Fair Work Act 1994 is a society or body formed to represent, protect or further the workplace related interests of employers or employees. The Act provides for a system of registration of associations and their rules by the Industrial Relations Commission (usually the Industrial Registrar). A "registered association" is a Union or an association of employers registered under the Fair Work Act.
People can be represented in proceedings before the Court or the Commission by a lawyer, a Registered Agent, an officer or employee of an association, or a person who provides the representation free of charge. The Registrar keeps a list of Registered Agents .The list of registered agents is provided as general information; it is not a recommendation of any particular Registered Agent nor as a recommendation of Registered Agents as a form of representation over others, such as, lawyers or officers or employees of an association