Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work – submissions

General information regarding publication of submissions

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Submissions are numbered in the order that they were processed by the Inquiry.

In some cases, text of published submissions may be redacted to remove personally identifying details, material that is offensive, material that is potentially defamatory or material that is clearly outside the scope of the Inquiry.

Where the author of a submission has requested that the submission be partially confidential, the confidential parts of the submission are not published.

Where the author of a submission has requested that the submission be wholly confidential, the submission is not published.

Where a submission has been provided to the Inquiry only in .pdf or email format, the Inquiry Secretariat has converted the submission to Microsoft Word. Please note that the Microsoft Word version of such submissions may not contain formatting, letterhead or other details present in the .pdf or email version. In a small number of cases the Inquiry has been unable to convert submission attachments to an accessible format. In these cases, attachments have not been published.

Submissions listed as "individual worker submissions" or "individual member submissions" were received via a third-party portal developed and hosted by the Victorian Trades Hall Council, in collaboration with the National Union of Workers Victorian Branch. This portal allowed workers to answer a series of questions about their work circumstances and share their story with the Inquiry. It received over 600 individual submissions and these were subsequently provided to the Inquiry Chair by the VTHC and associated unions as bulk submissions.

Bulk submissions 41, 54, 56, 58, 68, 74, 75 and 102 are collections of individual worker submissions received via the portal, as provided by the unions to the Inquiry. Anonymity and/or confidentiality was provided if requested, and accordingly some submissions within these documents have been redacted fully or published without identifying information. In some cases (most notably in bulk submission 75), union-sourced translations accompany the original foreign language worker submissions.

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Submissions received

Submission number

Name

Submission 

Date received

41 Individual worker submissions, via VTHC (first collection) 27 November 2015
54 CFMEU individual worker submissions, via VTHC 27 November 2015
56 AEU individual member submissions, received from union. 29 November 2015
58 AMWU individual worker submissions, via VTHC 30 November 2015
68 ANMF individual worker submissions, via VTHC 1 December 2015
74 NTEU individual worker submissions 2 December 2015
75 NUW individual worker submissions, via VTHC 2 December 2015
102 Individual worker submissions, via VTHC (second collection) 17 December 2015
50 Abbas, Sou 27 November 2015
107 Agri Labour Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

15 January 2015
53 Ai Group 3 December 2015
67 Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

1 December 2015
10 Alldis, John NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 22 November 2015
64 Anonymous NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 30 November 2015
26 Armstrong, David NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 27 November 2015
77 Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (Victoria) 4 December 2015
55 Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015
76 Australian Council of Trade Unions

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015
103 Australian Education Union 18 December 2015
73 Australian Institute of Employment Rights

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 December 2015
95 Australian Manufacturing Workers Union 11 December 2015

59

Australian Mines and Metals Association

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015

88 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 2015
7 Australian Services Union - National Office

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

17 November 2015
47

Australian Services Union - Victorian Private Sector Branch

27 November 2015
31 Australian Services Union - Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015

22 AUSVEG VIC 27 November 2015
18 Bendigo Uniting Churches Social Justice Group 26 November 2015
99 Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law 14 December 2015
114 Chandler Macleod

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

22 February 2016
1 Cochrane, Dr Robyn

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

1 November 2015
40 The Connect Group Pty Ltd

NB: Cover email and attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
28 Communication Workers Union Postal & Telecommunications Branch

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
94 Community and Public Sector Union Victoria 11 December 2015
61 Community and Public Sector Union, Communication and Science Branch

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

30 November 2015
119 Confidential submitter 5 April
2016
27 Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Victorian Construction Branch

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
42 Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Mining and Energy Division, Victorian District Branch

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015



22 February 2016
43 Cragg, Mr David

NB: Document and Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
30 Crisp MP, Peter

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

26 November 2015
106 East Gippsland Food Cluster 5 January 2016
111 Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc. 12 February 2016
5 Forsyth, Dr G. V.

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

12 December 2015, updated 7 March 2016
113 Franchise Council of Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

16 February 2016
83 Geelong Trades Hall Council 4 December 2015
29 George, John 27 November 2015
15 Gangmasters Licencing Authority, United Kingdom 25 November 2015
35

Health and Community Services Union – Victorian Branch

27 November 2015
78 Health Workers' Union 4 December 2015
45 Housing Industry Association

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2014
109 Howe, Dr Joanna

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 February 2016
71 Independent Contractors Australia

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 December 2015
81 Independent Education Union 8 December 2015
39 Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association 27 November 2015
70 Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research 1 December 2015
52 Jesuit Social Services

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015
46 Job Watch Inc. 27 November 2015
117 G.T & J.A Jones Engineering P/L

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 21 March 2016
6 Lim, Benedict

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 

17 November 2015
2 Lucy, Ms 3 November 2015
96 MacDonald, Dr Fiona & Professor Sara Charlesworth 11 December 2015
9 MADEC NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 

20 November 2015
93 Marshall, Harry 11 December 2015
20 Martin, Luke 26 November 2015
38 Master Builders Association of Victoria

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
79 Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

 

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

7 December 2015
37 Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
16 Murray, Dr Jill 25 November 2015
100 National Tertiary Education Union

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

16 December 2015
91 National Union of Workers 11 December 2015
8 Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network 18 November 2015
89 Per Capita 10 December 2015
11 Popovski, Sam

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

23 November 2015
85 Produce Marketing Association –Australia / New Zealand

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 2015
34 Professionals Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
110

Recruitment & Consulting Services Association

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

28 January 2016
65 Robinvale Network House

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

25 November 2015
112 Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative 10 February 2016
104 Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

18 December 2015
48 Safety Institute of Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
36 Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry.

27 November 2015
21 Shearers and Rural Workers Union 26 November 2015
69 Sim, Mr Jeff 25 November 2015
108 Slavery Links

NB: Document scanned to PDF format and converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

29 January 2016
101 Springvale Monash Legal Service NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 16 December 2015
63 Tan, Caleb NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 30 November 2015
115 Taverner, Marita 14 February 2016
92 Textile Clothing Footwear Union Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

11 December 2015
12 Tham, Professor
Joo-Cheong
24 November 2015
80 Transport Workers Union

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

7 December 2015
32 Underhill, Dr Elsa

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
98 United Voice 14 December 2015
57 Uniting Church Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

29 November 2015
51 Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce

3 December 2015

25 Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 27 November 2015
33 Victorian Council of Social Service 27 November 2015

49

Victorian Farmers Federation

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015

84

Victorian Legal Aid

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 2015
86 Victorian Trades Hall Council

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 105
66 Wang, Mr Yi 1 December 2015
62 Western Community Legal Centre Ltd

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

30 November 2015
17 Whyte, Professor David United Kingdom 26 November 2015
13

WIRE - Women's Information and Referral Exchange Inc.

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 
90 Work + Family Policy Roundtable

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

11 December 2015
23 Woodman, Dr Dan  and others

27 November 2015

82 Young Workers Centre 7 December 2015