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 asu submissions raising our members voices1200pxwThe ASU lodges submissions to national inquiries in the course of our work to ensure that the voice of our members is heard in all the relevant debates.

Parliamentary inquiries, investigations by the Productivity Commission, these can all shape how governments make policy decisions. To ensure our members' interests are taken into account we both lodge written submissions and attend hearings, sometimes with members as witnesses.

Below is a chronological list of submissions produced by the ASU. You can find our publications on our publications page.

 2018 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged

Inquiry into Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

Productivity Commission inquiry National Disability Agreement Review

Inquiry into the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia

WA Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System

Inquiry into market readiness of the NDIS

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

24 September 2018

3 September 2018

4 June 2018

1 May 2018

28 February 2018

25 January 2018

 2017 ASU submissions to the following inquiries
Lodged
Senate Inquiry into the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017 8 September 2017
Department of Education & Training Review of National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 18 August 2017
Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Inquiry into transitional arrangements for the NDIS 17 August 2017
Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the Superannuation System – Stage 3: Assessing Competitiveness and Efficiency 7 August 2017
Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training Inquiry into school to work transition 4 August 2017
Senate Inquiry into NDIS Amendment (Quality and Safeguards Commission and Other Measures) Bill 2017 4 August 2017
Productivity Commission Reforms to Human Services Inquiry (post draft report submission) 21 July 2017
Joint submission (ASU-HSU-United Voice) to Productivity Commission National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs Position Paper 12 July 2017
Department of Social Services Inquiry into NDIS Code of Conduct 30 June 2017
Senate Inquiry into the appropriateness and effectiveness of the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of the Community Development Program (CDP) 16 June 2017
National Disability Insurance Agency - NDIS Price Controls Review 13 April 2017
Productivity Commission Inquiry into National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs 5 April 2017
Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS Inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition 15 March 2017
Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee Inquiry into Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women’s economic equality 3 March 2017
Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 3 March 2017
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services – Issues Paper 10 February 2017
Senate Inquiry into the incidence of, and trends in, corporate avoidance of the Fair Work Act 2009 30 January 2017
Senate (Economics References Committee) Inquiry into into non-conforming building products (asbestos) 13 January 2017
 2016 ASU submissions to the following inquiries
Lodged
Senate (Community Affairs Legislation Committee) Inquiry into into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 15 December 2016
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services: Identifying sectors for reform - response to preliminary findings report 27 October 2016
Senate Inquiry (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee) into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
 27 October 2016
Senate Inquiry into provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014
 27 September 2016
Additional Submission to Senate Inquiry into Building and Construction Industry Bills (ABCC), (for the earlier submission, see below at 19 February 2016)  26 September 2016
NSW Government Committee First Review of the Workers’ Compensation Scheme
 23 September 2016
Peoples Inquiry into Privatisation
 23 September 2016
Productivity Commission Inquiry into how to assess the superannuation system's performance
 5 September 2016
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Human Services: Identifying sectors for reform
 25 July 2016
Productivity Commission study into Superannuation Competitiveness and Efficiency
 18 April 2016
Senate Inquiry into the Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill
24 March 2016
Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce
 18 March 2016
Senate Inquiry into Building and Construction Industry Bills (ABCC)
 19 February 2016
Senate Inquiry into Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Jobs for Families Child Care Package) Bill
 29 January 2016
Federal Treasury Consultation into extending superannuation choice to enterprise agreements and workplace determinations
 19 January 2016
2015 ASU submissions to the following inquiries
Lodged
Senate Inquiry into the feasibility of, and options for, creating a national long service standard, and the portability of long service and other entitlements 15 December 2015
Senate Inquiry into economic security for women in retirement 4 December 2015
Queensland Productivity Commission Inquiry into Electricity Pricing in Queensland November 2015
Response to Productivity Commission's Draft Report into Australia’s Workplace Relations Framework 17 September 2015
Senate Inquiry into the Proposed China-Australia Free Trade Agreement  27 August 2015
Victorian Government Inquiry into Rate Capping Policy 17 July 2015
Australian Government on the Tax discussion paper 1 June 2015
Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal - Third Annual Work Program  April 2015
Senate Inquiry into the Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015  9 April 2015
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs - Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services Submissions 20 March 2015 
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Workplace Relations Framework 13 March 2015
Federal Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Inquiry into Commonwealth’s treaty-making process  24 February 2015
Senate Standing Committees on Economics, Privatisation of state and territory assets and new infrastructure 30 January 2015
2014 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Natural Disaster Funding 21 October 2014
Fed Govt Dept of Infrastructure & Regional Development - Inquiry into Aviation and Maritime Transport Security Education and Training in Australia 30 September 2014
response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning 5 September 2014
Joint Submission by ASU & FSU to the Senate Standing Committees on Economics Inquiry into Australia’s Innovation System 31 July 2014
Australian Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry into Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2014 25 July 2014
Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee in relation to the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) 1 July 2014
Australian Government Dept of Social Services, Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper 30 June 2014
Australian Senate Education and Employment Committee Inquiry into the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Green Army Programme) Bill 2014 April 2014
Submission to two Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment inquiries into child care (the same submission was lodged with both): The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia AND The delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services 14 March 2014
Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Qantas Sale Amendment Bill 2014. The ASU also made representations to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee Inquiry Qantas' future as a strong national carrier supporting jobs in Australia 14 March 2014
Australian Government Department of Industry Energy White Paper 2014 - Issues Paper 7 February 2014
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Early Childhood Educators and Early Childhood Learning 3 February 2014
Senate Select Committee of Inquiry into the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit 31 January 2014
2013 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
Joint Submission by ASU & FSU to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s Inquiry into Commonwealth procurement procedures 31 December 2013
Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Public Infrastructure 24 December 2013
Submission to National Commission of Audit 26 November 2013
Submission to Senate Committee Inquiry into Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013: A Bill for an Act to establish the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account, and for related purposes 7 June 2013
Submission to Australian Government Review of the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Scheme  31 May 2013
Submission in support of SDA and ACTU submissions in Fair Work Commission Case: AM2012/196 - Application to Vary the General Retail Industry Award 2010 - Junior Rates  14 May 2013
Submission to Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport: Discussion Paper - Strengthening Australia’s Air Cargo Supply Chain 2 May 2013
Submission to Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA): ICT Workforce Issues Paper 18 February 2013
2012 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
Submission to Not-For-Profit Sector Tax Concession Working Group: Fairer, simpler and more effective tax concessions for the not-for-profit sector - Discussion Paper November 2012  21 December 2012
Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 21 December 2012 
Submission to Australian Government, Productivity Commission: Electricity Network Regulatory Frameworks 23 November 2012
Submission to Senate Committee Inquiry into Fair Work Amendment (Small Business – Penalty Rates Exemption) Bill 2012 1 October 2012
Submission to Australian Government, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment Inquiry into workplace 2012 Workplace Bullying Inquiry 4 July 2012
Submission to Australian Government, House of Representatives, House Standing Committee on Regional Australia Inquiry into the use of 'fly-in, fly-out' (FIFO/DIDO) workforce practices in regional Australia  25 May 2012
Submission to Australian Government, Department of Resources Energy and Tourism (RET) Draft Energy White Paper 2011 Consultation  April 2012
Submission to Fair Work Act Review Panel Review of the Fair Work Act 2009 supplementary submission 2 March 2012
Submission to Fair Work Act Review Panel Review of the Fair Work Act 2009 17 February 2012 
Submission to ACTU Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia  20 January 2012
2011 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
ASU Submission to the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government 4 November 2011 
Submission to Senate Inquiry Air Navigation and Civil Aviation Amendment (Aircraft Crew) Bill 2011; Qantas Sale Amendment (Still Call Australia Home) Bill 2011 20 October 2011 
Submission to Productivity Commission Draft Research Report into the Early Childhood Development Workforce  2 September 2011
Submission to Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations National Quality Framework Regulations Exposure Draft (Child Care Industry)  18 April 2011
Submission to Productivity Commission Economic Regulation of Airport Services Inquiry  8 April 2011
2010 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
Submission to Productivity Commission Disability Care and Support Inquiry 16 August 2010 
Submission to Senate Inquiry Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration 10 August 2010 
Submission to Senate Inquiry Keeping Jobs from Going Offshore (Protection of Personal Information) Bill 2009 18 June 2010 
Submission to Senate Inquiry The Exposure Draft of the Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010 14 May 2010 
Submission to Federal Government Inquiry into regional skills relocation  16 April 2010
Response to Federal Government's Draft Local Government Workforce Strategy - October 2009 4 March 2010 
2009 ASU submissions to the following inquiries Lodged
Submission to Productivity Commission Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector - Draft Report 3 December 2009 
Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee Adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures 6 November 2009 
Submission to Productivity Commission Contribution of the Not for Profit Sector  18 June 2009
ASU-AWU-SDA-FSU Joint Submission to Treasury Reform of the Taxation of Employee Share Schemes  12 June 2009
Submission to Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Inquiry into the DEEWR Tender Process to Award Employment Services Contracts  28 May 2009
Submission to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Local Government - National Aviation Policy Green Paper  27 February 2009
Submission to Senate - Inquiry into the provision of child care January 2009 
Submission to Treasury - Improving the integrity of Prescribed Private Funds (PPFs) Discussion Paper 14 January 2009 
2008 & earlier ASU submissions to the following inquiries
  • Productivity Commission - Waste Services Inquiry [not currently available]