On 5 December 2019, The Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions, with particular reference to:
- government policy settings, including their impact on the employment prospects and social cohesion of Australians;
- the impact of temporary skilled and unskilled migration on Australia’s labour market;
- policy responses to challenges posed by temporary migration;
- whether permanent migration offers better long-term benefits for Australia’s economy, Australian workers and social cohesion;
- the impact of wage theft, breaches of workplace rights and conditions, modern slavery and human trafficking on temporary migrants; and
- any related matters.
The resolution establishing the committee is available in the Journals of the Senate No. 35 – Thursday 5 December 2019.