Policies, Publications & Submissions - May 20, 2012

The organisation conducting the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia (“the Inquiry”) is the Australian Council of Trade Unions (“ACTU”) of Level 6, 365 Queen Street Melbourne VIC; telephone (03) 9664 7333.   A panel of experts and community members appointed by us (“the Panel”) will preside over the Inquiry and will be assisted by our staff.  You can find out who is on the panel here.

If you wish to make a submission to the Inquiry, you must include your full name, address, and contact details.

Both the ACTU and the Panel will have access to the personal information you supply in connection with your submission to the Inquiry.   You may gain access to your personal information held by the ACTU and the Panel by writing to the ACTU.  The personal information you supply in your submission will be used for the purposes of conducting the Inquiry including the preparation of reports.   You may be contacted by the Panel or the staff assisting the Panel for the purposes of the Inquiry.

Unless your submission to the Inquiry is marked as confidential, it will be published on the website along with your name.  In addition, your name may be mentioned in references to your submission by the Panel including in any reports it publishes.  If your submission is marked as confidential, it will not be published and your name will not be published online or in any reports of the Panel, although the Panel or the staff assisting the Panel may still contact you for the purposes of the Inquiry.

When the Inquiry has been completed, the information you have provided may also be used by the ACTU for its ongoing research and campaign activities in a de-identified form.

When the Inquiry has been completed your personal information will not be disclosed by the ACTU to anyone unless you consent or we are required to do so by law.  We will retain all records relating to the Inquiry for a minimum period of 5 years.

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Australian Unions

Whether you want to join a union, take action in campaigns, or make the most of the benefits of being a union member, Australian Unions is the place to go for information and resources.
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Mind Your Head

We’re taking action to protect workplace mental health.
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Your rights at work for students and for people entering the workforce for the first time.
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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

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is the overseas aid and development agency of the ACTU. Our work aims to build self-reliance through support to educational and training projects for workers and their organisations in the developing world.
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ACTU National Union Directory

Find who you are looking for from the who’s who of the union movement.
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Australian Council of Trade Unions

Representing Australian workers and their families.