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Systemic, sustained and shameful: unlawful underpayment of employees' remuneration
Wage theft on a broad scale is a relatively new phenomenon and creates significant problems for Australian labour market regulation. An increasing evidence base, and a plethora of media investigations, suggest that non-compliance with Australia's minimum employment laws has become pervasive, as well as 'endemic'...
Greenfields, cash cows and the regulation of foreign investment in Australia
Since the advent of European settlement, Australia has been a net recipient of foreign investment. Foreign investment is crucial to grow the Australian economy, but it does not necessarily follow that all foreign investment is equally productive. The committee urges the Australian government to accept...
Inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia: final report
Regional inequality has been increasing in many countries. It is well recognised that living standards across Australia are also not equal. People in regions away from the capital cities generally have lower incomes, poorer health outcomes, less access to services. This inquiry report looks at...
Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability - Future Submarine Acquisition: a shambles - we don't think, we know
This report examines the AUKUS announcement and the cancellation of the agreement with Naval Group to build the Attack-class boats, in addition to providing an update on the Department of Defence's accountability and transparency.
Australia’s oil and gas reserves
This inquiry examined the issue of maximising the benefit of Australia's oil and gas reserves.
The Australian manufacturing industry
This inquiry report examines the role that the Australian manufacturing industry has played, is playing, and will play in the future, as well as identifying new areas in which the Australian manufacturing industry can establish itself as a global leader.
Australia's sovereign naval shipbuilding capability: interim report
The Senate Economics References Committee has produced this interim report because it has become increasingly concerned about the status of the Future Submarine Program (FSP) and the Department of Defence's lack of responsiveness, in terms of providing information on the project.
Non-conforming building products - interim report: aluminium composite cladding
This interim report outlines the concerns that the non-compliant use of cladding is widespread and that there have been extensive delays in developing and implementing policies to address non-compliance and non-conformity in the building industry.
Australia's dairy industry: rebuilding trust and a fair market for farmers
Despite being Australia's third largest agricultural industry, many dairy farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to cover costs and continue in the industry. Over the last decade, the farm gate milk price has been relatively stable, while the cost of production has increased significantly.
Australia's general insurance industry: sapping consumers of the will to compare
This report argues that accessibility, transparency, affordability and competition are crucial features of a well-functioning general insurance market.