Terms of Reference

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.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4573
Fax: (02) 6277 4773