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The Job Security Inquiry Examines The Seasonal Worker Program

February 7, 2022

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The Senate Select Committee on Job Security was appointed by resolution of the Senate on 10 December 2020. Its terms of reference were

That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Job Security, be established to inquire into and report on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions, with particular reference to:

  1. the extent and nature of insecure or precarious employment in Australia;
  2. the risks of insecure or precarious work exposed or exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis;
  3. workplace and consumer trends and the associated impact on employment arrangements in sectors of the economy including the ‘gig’ and ‘on-demand’ economy;
  4. the aspirations of Australians including income and housing security, and dignity in retirement;
  5. the effectiveness, application and enforcement of existing laws, regulations, the industrial relations system and other relevant policies;
  6. accident compensation schemes, payroll, federal and state and territory taxes;
  7. the interaction of government agencies and procurement policies with insecure work and the ‘on-demand’ economy; and
  8. any related matters.

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