Policies, Publications & Submissions

ACTU Policies, Publications and Submissions

Recent Policies, Publications & Submissions

NTGC – what to do? ACTU Submission to the Safe Work Australia Non-Threshold Genotoxic Carcinogens – Public Survey

September 8, 2023

Recommendations The ACTU recommends that a policy framework be developed, like that used for review…

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Inquiry into the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

August 18, 2023

The ACTU has heeded the call from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples for the…

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National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry Bill August 2023

August 14, 2023

The ACTU and affiliates welcome the establishment of a National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry. The…

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Making Multinationals Pay Their Fair Share

July 21, 2023

The ACTU welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to this inquiry of the Senate…

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Migration Amendment (Strengthening Employer Compliance) Bill 2023

July 21, 2023

The ACTU welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the Migration Amendment (Strengthening Employer…

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JobKeeper: Flawed but necessary

July 14, 2023

As the voice for Australian workers, the ACTU and the Australian union movement advocated strongly…

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Submission to the Inquiry into the potential impacts of the Commonwealth Paid Parental Leave Scheme on small businesses and their employees 

July 11, 2023

There has been a national Paid Parental Leave scheme (PPL scheme) for people who meet…

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Power to Prevent Joint Statement – Time for Equal Access in Discrimination Claims

July 11, 2023

Time for equal access in discrimination claims We all deserve to be safe at work…

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Submission to the Review into an appropriate cost model for Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws

July 11, 2023

Since its formation in 1927, the ACTU has been the peak trade union body in…

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Expansion of functions of ASEA

June 16, 2023

The ACTU and affiliates have been actively pursuing measures to prevent exposures to silica and…

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Industrial Manslaughter

June 13, 2023

The right to a safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental human right and…

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Diesel Exhaust Emissions WEL

June 2, 2023

Workplace exposures to Diesel Exhaust Emissions (DEE) are commonplace – mining, transport, retail and repair…

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Jobs and Skills Australia Amendment Bill 2023

April 6, 2023

The ACTU’s submission to the original Jobs and Skills Australia Bill, Jobs and Skills Australia…

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Unfashionable: Removing the cause of fatal disease in workers

April 6, 2023

The ACTU and its affiliates support the prohibition on the use of all engineered stone…

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Submission to the Annual Wage Review 2022-23

March 31, 2023

Introduction The Australian Council of Trade Unions submits that the Fair Work Commission Annual Wage…

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Perception and Status of VET

March 15, 2023

This inquiry is a timely one, not only because the new Government’s commitment to VET…

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Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

March 3, 2023

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry on Religious Educational Institutions and Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Corporate Insolvency in Australia

February 22, 2023

Australian Council of Trade Unions submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry

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Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

February 17, 2023

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to the Treasury Consultation Paper Climate-related financial disclosure

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Powering the Regions Fund Consultation

February 3, 2023

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions

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A Migration System for Australia’s Future

February 3, 2023

ACTU Supplementary Submission

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Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill

January 23, 2023

ACTU Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee on the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Improvements for Families and Gender Equality) Bill 2022

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