The Education and Employment Committee will inquire into and report on matters that inhibit or discourage job-creation and employment by private sector small businesses and/or provide disincentives to individuals from working for such businesses, including the following matters:
1. Matters relating to State and Commonwealth laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those that impose excessive red tape and compliance costs in relation to employment;
2. Matters relating to laws or regulations that inhibit small business expansion to create additional employment;
3. Factors that discourage or prevent certain cohorts of Australians from gaining employment in small businesses, in particular young job seekers, mature aged Australians, those from regional areas and those with a partial work capacity; and
4. Other related matters that the Committee considers relevant.