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

41Individual worker submissions, via VTHC (first collection)27 November 2015
54CFMEU individual worker submissions, via VTHC27 November 2015
56AEU individual member submissions, received from union.29 November 2015
58AMWU individual worker submissions, via VTHC30 November 2015
68ANMF individual worker submissions, via VTHC1 December 2015
74NTEU individual worker submissions2 December 2015
75NUW individual worker submissions, via VTHC2 December 2015
102Individual worker submissions, via VTHC (second collection)17 December 2015
50Abbas, Sou27 November 2015
107Agri Labour Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

15 January 2015
53Ai Group3 December 2015
67Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015
76Australian Council of Trade Unions

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015
103Australian Education Union18 December 2015
73Australian Institute of Employment Rights

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 December 2015
95Australian Manufacturing Workers Union11 December 2015

59

Australian Mines and Metals Association

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

3 December 2015

88Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

NB: Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 2015
7Australian 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
31Australian Services Union - Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015

22AUSVEG VIC27 November 2015
18Bendigo Uniting Churches Social Justice Group26 November 2015
99Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law14 December 2015
114Chandler Macleod

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

22 February 2016
1Cochrane, Dr Robyn

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

1 November 2015
40The Connect Group Pty Ltd

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

27 November 2015
28Communication Workers Union Postal & Telecommunications Branch

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
94Community and Public Sector Union Victoria11 December 2015
61Community and Public Sector Union, Communication and Science Branch

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

30 November 2015
119Confidential submitter5 April
2016
27Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, Victorian Construction Branch

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
42Construction, 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
43Cragg, Mr David

NB: Document and Attachment converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
30Crisp MP, Peter

NB: Document and attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

26 November 2015
106East Gippsland Food Cluster5 January 2016
111Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc.12 February 2016
5Forsyth, Dr G. V.

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

16 February 2016
83Geelong Trades Hall Council4 December 2015
29George, John27 November 2015
15Gangmasters Licencing Authority, United Kingdom25 November 2015
35

Health and Community Services Union – Victorian Branch

27 November 2015
78Health Workers' Union4 December 2015
45Housing Industry Association

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2014
109Howe, Dr Joanna

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 February 2016
71Independent Contractors Australia

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

2 December 2015
81Independent Education Union8 December 2015
39Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association27 November 2015
70Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research1 December 2015
52Jesuit Social Services

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 21 March 2016
6Lim, Benedict

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 

17 November 2015
2Lucy, Ms3 November 2015
96MacDonald, Dr Fiona & Professor Sara Charlesworth11 December 2015
9MADECNB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 

20 November 2015
93Marshall, Harry11 December 2015
20Martin, Luke26 November 2015
38Master Builders Association of Victoria

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
79Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

 

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

7 December 2015
37Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
16Murray, Dr Jill25 November 2015
100National Tertiary Education Union

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

16 December 2015
91National Union of Workers11 December 2015
8Northern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network18 November 2015
89Per Capita10 December 2015
11Popovski, Sam

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 2015
34Professionals 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
65Robinvale Network House

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

25 November 2015
112Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative10 February 2016
104Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

18 December 2015
48Safety Institute of Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry.

27 November 2015
21Shearers and Rural Workers Union26 November 2015
69Sim, Mr Jeff25 November 2015
108Slavery Links

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

29 January 2016
101Springvale Monash Legal ServiceNB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 16 December 2015
63Tan, CalebNB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry 30 November 2015
115Taverner, Marita14 February 2016
92Textile Clothing Footwear Union Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

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

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

7 December 2015
32Underhill, Dr Elsa

NB: Documents converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

27 November 2015
98United Voice14 December 2015
57Uniting Church Australia

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

29 November 2015
51Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce

3 December 2015

25Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry27 November 2015
33Victorian Council of Social Service27 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
86Victorian Trades Hall Council

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

10 December 105
66Wang, Mr Yi1 December 2015
62Western Community Legal Centre Ltd

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

30 November 2015
17Whyte, Professor David United Kingdom26 November 2015
13

WIRE - Women's Information and Referral Exchange Inc.

NB: Document converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

 
90Work + Family Policy Roundtable

NB: Attachments converted to Microsoft Word by Inquiry

11 December 2015
23Woodman, Dr Dan  and others

27 November 2015

82Young Workers Centre7 December 2015