Research

Planning Australia’s 2022-23 Migration Program

The AWU recognises the important place that migration plays for Australia’s economy and society, and supports a stable ongoing permanent migration program to meet Australia’s economic, demographic and labour market needs.

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The long-term sustainability and future of the timber and forest products industry

The forest and timber industry in NSW is a crucial industry to the state, but has a wider social and economic importance to the state beyond the employment it creates.

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Laminaria Corallina Decommissioning Levy

The Offshore Alliance supports a levy to recover the cost decommissioning the Northern Endeavour FPSO, and has several recommendations.

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Psychosocial hazards in the WA Workplace draft Code of Practice

Employers have a duty of care to manage risks associated with exposure to hazards arising from work that could result in harm, and mining is an inherently dangerous field.

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A modern Australian manufacturing industry

The pandemic has shown the precarious situation Australia has put itself in over the last several decades by offshoring critical sovereign manufacturing capacity.

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Dust Emissions in Newman

Dust emissions are at levels which seriously impact the health, wellbeing and lifestyles of community members.

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Job security in the modern Australian workforce

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlights the precarity of work across our membership, and has exposed significant risks associated with insecure work.

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Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers) Bill

The RSCA urges the Department of Home Affairs to consider further regulatory oversight and stricter enforcement of migrant workers’ rights.

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Sexual harassment in the WA FIFO mining industry

The WMWA makes several recommendations to stamp out sexual harassment and improve the physical and mental health and safety of FIFO workers in WA.

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Using Australian products in Australian Infrastructure

The AWU proposes several changes to government procurement practices with a focus on protecting Australia’s sovereign capability.

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Submission to Pacific Labour Mobility Consultation

The Retail Supply Chain Alliance recommends several changes to the PLS and SWP visas.

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Ensuring a continued prosperous Tasmanian aquaculture industry

The AWU will push for the continued success of one of Tasmania’s most important
industries.

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Inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export industries

No country – other than Australia – has a gas export industry without a gas reservation program.

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Development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales

Examining the employment opportunities of a NSW Hydrogen industry.

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Bitumen Contents and Fumes – Evidence Review

A review of health risks associated with exposure to bitumen contents and fumes.
Dr Petra Bywood / Dr Janine McMillan

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Koala populations in NSW Inquiry

The NSW Government needs to enhance funding for credible and ecological research and monitoring.

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How the mining sector can support businesses in regional economies.

The AWU has wide coverage in many blue-collar industries, such as oil and gas, metal ore mining, agriculture and civil construction.

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Quad Bike Safety Inquiry

The AWU is the representative of workers in the agriculture and forestry industries, where quad bikes are used as work vehicles.

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Inquiry into Nuclear Prohibition by the Committee for Environment and Planning

Australia needs to swiftly reduce energy prices and carbon emissions. At present, both challenges remain unaddressed by coherent policy.

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Uranium Mining and Nuclear Facilities

With economic challenges set to worsen, the new appetite to overcome political obstacles to nuclear energy in Australia is sensible.

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Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW

The AWU maintains industrial coverage across all aspects of the gas supply chain including in gas-fired power generators.

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Unlawful Underpayment of Employees’ Remuneration

Australian working men and women are being denied their full entitlements by their employers on an increasingly prevalent, systematic, and persistent basis.

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National Royal Commission into Black Summer Bushfires

Australian Worker’s Union (AWU) members were at the front line throughout Australia during the 2019-20 fire season. The experience of our members indicates that nothing can be allowed to ever be the same again

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Inquiry into Australia’s Oil and Gas Reserves

The AWU maintains industrial coverage across all aspects of the oil and gas supply chain.

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Rebooting Australian Aluminium

The economic, social and environmental potential of the Portland Smelter

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