Policies, Publications & Submissions: 2020

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Media Release - July 31, 2020

Australian Council of Trade Unions submission to the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs

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Paid Pandemic Leave

Media Release - July 29, 2020

ACTU Policy Brief

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Rebuilding jobs and our economy beyond the COVID-19 health crisis

Media Release - July 22, 2020

As we plan our rebuild, how policies equitably distribute resources and effectively mitigate inequality will be a key marker in their usefulness to rebuilding Australia.

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National Economic Reconstruction after COVID-19: A National Jobs Plan, And Five Ways to Get Started

Media Release - July 22, 2020

The ACTU, with Economist Dr Jim Stanford and the Center for Future Work have developed a National Economic Reconstruction Plan, with 5 concrete ideas to get started.

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Reforming the NASWD for a better VET system

Media Release - July 16, 2020

Australian Council of Trade Unions response to the Draft Interim Report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development

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Protecting N.T Representation

Media Release - July 10, 2020

Australian Council of Trade Unions submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Ensuring Fair Representation of the Northern Territory) Bill 2020

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Missing some fundamentals in injury prevention

Media Release - July 6, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to the Commonwealth Department of Health National Inquiry Prevention Strategy July 2020

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Inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships with countries in the Pacific Region

Media Release - June 30, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions

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A technology-led plan without a destination

Media Release - June 19, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions on Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap: discussion paper

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