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The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. The process will recommence in due course.

The Government is committed to an industrial relations system that balances the needs of both employees and employers, including those engaged in small business, by way of an effective compliance and enforcement framework.

This paper seeks input from the community (by way of written submissions) about the operation of the current compliance and enforcement framework. It follows a paper issued on 19 September 2019, titled Improving protections of employee’s wages and entitlements: strengthening penalties for non-compliance, which considered the penalty framework in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). Discussion questions are included to guide feedback; however, stakeholders may also provide further information and suggestions relevant to the matters discussed.

In meeting the Australian Government’s commitment to enhancing the accessibility of published material, the Attorney-General’s Department will only publish submissions to this website that have been submitted electronically.

Please limit individual file size to less than 5MB.

Hardcopy submissions received by mail will still be considered, however they will not be published on the website.

Submissions should be emailed to IRconsultation@ag.gov.au.

We will publish submissions on this website unless you include a specific request in your submission for it to be confidential. If you ask for your submission to be confidential, we encourage you to consider whether the whole submission is confidential or whether some parts of the submission can be made public.

If you require any of these submissions in a different accessible format, contact IRconsultation@ag.gov.au.

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