The incidence of, and trends in, corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 with particular reference to:
(a) the use of labour hire and/or contracting arrangements that affect workers' pay and conditions;
(b) voting cohorts to approve agreements with a broad scope that affect workers' pay and conditions;
(c) the use of agreement termination that affect workers' pay and conditions;
(d) the effectiveness of transfer of business provisions in protecting workers' pay and conditions;
(e) the avoidance of redundancy entitlements by labour hire companies;
(f) the effectiveness of any protections afforded to labour hire employees from unfair dismissal;
(g) the approval of enterprise agreements by workers not yet residing in Australia that affect workers' pay and conditions;
(h) the extent to which companies avoid their obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 by engaging workers on visas;
(i) whether the National Employment Standards and modern awards act as an effective 'floor' for wages and conditions and the extent to which companies enter into arrangements that avoid these obligations;
(j) legacy issues relating to Work Choices and Australian Workplace Agreements;
(k) the economic and fiscal impact of reducing wages and conditions across the economy; and
(l) any other related matters.
The closing date for submissions is 25 November 2016. The reporting date for this reference is 7 August 2017.