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Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements: strengthening penalties for non-compliance


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Information on further public consultation processes can be found on the Industrial Relations Consultations page.

The Australian Government invited submissions on the current penalty framework in the Fair Work Act 2009 and views on the operation of the framework.

Discussion paper

Strengthening penalties for non-compliance discussion paper

This paper provides background information on the current penalty framework in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Fair Work Act) and seeks input from the community (by way of written submissions) about the operation of the framework. Discussion questions are included to guide feedback; however, stakeholders may also provide further information and suggestions relevant to the matters discussed


Submissions received for the Strengthening penalties for non-compliance consultation

Submissions for this consultation closed on 25 October 2019. Submissions received, other than those provided on a confidential basis or deemed inappropriate for publication by the department, are available in alphabetical order.

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