Terms of Reference

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.

The resolution establishing the Committee is available in the Journals of the Senate No. 81 – 10 December 2020

Committee Secretariat contact:

Select Committee on Job Security
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3472

Upcoming Public Hearings

11 Oct 2021: Canberra
13 Oct 2021: Canberra
03 Nov 2021: Canberra

Past Public Hearings

16 Sep 2021: Canberra
15 Sep 2021: Canberra
14 Sep 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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