Submissions

One of the advantages of being a member of AFEI is that we represent your interests in the big debates about the workplace and the economy.

We make regular submissions to government before draft laws are introduced to the Parliament. By doing this we can put the views of small and large business forward when governments are planning change or reform.

It’s vital work, because the day-to-day realities of running a business can be lost at the policy level.

You can read any of the recent submissions on proposed changes to legislation which we have made on behalf of AFEI members using the table below. We also make regular submissions to the Fair Work Commission about modern awards. Included below are some submissions on matters which are not confined to particular awards and have general relevance.

 

 

March 2017

  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Annual Wage Review 2016-2017
  • AFEI submission to Finance and Public Administration References Committee Inquiry into Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality

December 2016

  • AFEI submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine

October 2016

  • AFEI submission to the Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice in relation to the Committee's first review of the workers compensation scheme
  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission on Background Paper:  Annual Wage Review 2016/17 - Proposal for a medium-term target

September 2016

  • AFEI submission to the Statutory review of the Public Holidays Act 2010
  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards:  AM2015/1 Family & Domestic Violence Clause Common Issue Proceedings
  • AFEI submission to the NSW Industrial Relations on the Review of Contract Cleaning (Portable Long Service Leave Scheme)

March 2016

  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Annual Wage Review 2015-2016

February 2016

  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education & Employment Committee regarding the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015

 

December 2015

  • AFEI submission to the SIRA Changes to Return to Work Benefits for Workers
  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry regarding the Fair Work Amendment (Remaining 2014 Measures) Bill 2015
  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee Inquiry into Long Service Leave
  • AFEI submission to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority of NSW (SIRA) regarding the Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2015 - Schedule 4 

November 2015

  • AFEI submission to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority of NSW (SIRA)

October 2015

  • AFEI submission to the Department of Employment Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 Post Implementation Review 

 July 2015

  • AFEI submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2015
  • AFEI submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine  

  March 2015

  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission on the Annual Wage Review 2014-2015

March 2015

  • AFEI submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework

September 2014

  • AFEI submission to the Department of Employment on the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 

 April 2014

  • AFEI submission to the Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

31 March 2014

  • AFEI Further submission to the Review of the Exercise of the Functions of the WorkCover Authority

28 March 2014

  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 2013-14

4 February 2014

  • AFEI submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Learning

31 January 2014

  • AFEI submission to the Review of the Exercise of the Functions of the WorkCover Authority

 

21 November 2013

  • AFEI response to Fair Work Commission Pay Equity Unit draft Report: Equal Remunertion under the Fair Work Act 2009

12 July 2013

  • AFEI submission to SafeWork Australia regarding the Draft Model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying

7 June 2013

  • AFEI submission to the House of Representative, Standing Committee on Education and Employment regarding the Inquiry into the Early Years Fund Special Account Bill 2013

7 June 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee regarding the Inquiry into the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013

30 May 2013

  • AFEI submission in opposition to Portable Long Service Leave

14 May 2013

  • AFEI submission in Reply to an Application by the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) to vary Clause 18: Junior Rates of the General Retail Industry Award

2 May 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs - Inquiry into the Framework and operation of subclass 457 visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements and Regional Migration Agreements

15 April 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Inquiry regarding the Fair Work Amendment Bill - Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee & House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education & Employment

28 March 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 2012-13

February 2013

  • AFEI submission regarding the Modern Award Review 2012 - Apprentice, Trainees and Juniors
  • AFEI submission regarding Award Flexibility

31 January 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

21 January 2013

  • AFEI submission to the Senate legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

24 September 2012

  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee Inquiry - Fair Work Amendment (Small Business - Penalty Rates Exemption) 2012

19 September 2012

  • AFEI submission Fair Work Australia Review of Modern Awards - Penalty Rates and Public Holidays

29 June 2012

  • AFEI submission to the Inquiry into Workplace Bullying

18 June 2012

  • AFEI submission In Reply - 2012 Review of Modern Awards

4 June 2012

  • AFEI Preliminary submission - 2012 Review of Modern Awards (AFEI has made separate submissions for specific awards in this review)

4 June 2012

  • AFEI submission to the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme Inquiry

16 March 2012

  • AFEI submission to FWA regarding the Annual Wage Review 2011-2012

30 March 2012

  • AFEI submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee Inquiry regarding the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012

1 March 2012

  • AFEI submission to the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment Committee Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Better Work/Life Balance) Bill 2012

20 February 2012

16 December 2011

  • Safe Work Australia's draft code of practice for workplace bullying—response

2 December 2011

August 2011

  • Family violence and commonwealth laws ALRC discussion paper—response

12 April 2011

28 Mar 2011

18 Mar 2011

11 Feb 2011

13 Sept 2010

25 Oct 2010

14 May 2010

2010

9 Nov 2009

1 Oct 2009

10 Sept 2009

1 Jun 2009

2009