Policies, Publications & Submissions 2020

ACTU Policies, Publications and Submissions

Recent Policies, Publications & Submissions

Your future, bank super

December 21, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to the Treasury consultation on the exposure draft of the Your Future, Your Super package

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Supporting Australian Aviation

December 18, 2020

Australian Council of Trade Unions submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs And Transport’s inquiry into the future of Australia’s aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic.

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Sharing the benefits with workers: A decent jobs agenda for the renewable energy industry

November 27, 2020

Executive Summary Driven by the imperative of climate change, rapid technological development and ageing fossil…

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No-one left behind: Australia’s transition to zero emissions

November 25, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions on the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020 and Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020

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Working from Home Charter

November 17, 2020

The ACTU believes that working from home is here to stay.

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Working From Home Survey Report

November 13, 2020

The ACTU has conducted a Working from Home survey of over 10,000 workers over 9 weeks. The results of the survey found there have been significant challenges for workers that have been working from home. An overwhelming 81% of workers said that they would like to have the option of performing all or most of their work from home if they were provided with enough support.

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Leaving women behind: the real cost of the Covid recovery

November 11, 2020

Summary and Recommendations Women have been uniquely and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and…

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Review of the specified diseases and employment declaration for the purposes of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

October 30, 2020

Summary … In our view, it is inappropriate to proceed with the review on the…

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Offshore workers need better protection

October 29, 2020

Submission by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to the Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Review – Draft Policy Framework (August 2020)

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The JobMaker Hiring Credit – a recipe for insecurity

October 26, 2020

Australian Council of Trade Unions submission to the Senate Economics Committee inquiry into the Economic Recovery Package (JobMaker Hiring Credit) Amendment Bill 2020

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Mind Your Head

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Information and resources for health and safety representatives and workers about how to speak up at work for health and safety.
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Union Aid Abroad

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